This week — on the Fourth of July, notably enough — Michigan Congressman Justin Amash announced that he was leaving the Republican Party over dissatisfaction with its direction under the leadership of President Donald Trump. Seemingly deeply insecure about this situation, the perpetually image-obsessed Trump rushed to Twitter to try and bring attention back on himself. Yet again, all the commander-in-chief and sitting president of the United States had to offer was name-calling, packing three such jabs at Amash into one tweet.
‘Great news for the Republican Party as one of the dumbest & most disloyal men in Congress is “quitting” the Party. No Collusion, No Obstruction! Knew he couldn’t get the nomination to run again in the Great State of Michigan. Already being challenged for his seat. A total loser!’
Amash had previously made a name for himself as the only Republican in Congress to call for Trump’s impeachment following the emergence of the final report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. After reviewing that report, Amash concluded that there was credible evidence Trump committed obstruction of justice and should therefore be held accountable via removal from an office, or at least an attempt at that through the House approving an impeachment resolution in the first place. (The Senate would have to also be on board for removal to take place.)
Amash suggested at one point that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), who joined the cascade of insults and criticism against the Michigan Congressman, hadn’t even read the Mueller Report. To be clear — as has been previously established — the special counsel did not conclude there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia or that Trump did not obstruct justice. All he did conclude was that there was no criminally prosecutable conspiracy between those two interests and that, despite evidence, he couldn’t bring an obstruction case against Trump because of standing Justice Department guidelines against indicting a sitting president. Trump shill Attorney General William Barr has intervened in this case to declare the president innocent in the obstruction case, but that does not change the reality of the situation.
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