Amash Gets Standing Ovation At Town Hall After Calling For Trump’s Impeachment

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Congressman Justin Amash received a warm welcome in Grand Rapids, Michigan after becoming the first Republican to publicly support Trump’s impeachment, according to The Hill.

Those who attended the Michigan town hall gave a standing ovation to the congressman. Amash told his constituents that he is not worried about a Trump-supporting primary challenger.

Amash repeated that Mueller’s report includes impeachable conduct by Trump. “I’m confident that if you read volume two, you will be appalled at much of the conduct. And I was appalled by it. And that’s why I stated what I stated. That’s why I came to that conclusion,” he said.

The Congressman went on to criticize a number of Republicans, including Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who previously told reporters Amash was “out of step with this conference” and “out of step with America.”

The Congressman has drawn the ire of other top party members, including president Trump, and Senator Rand Paul -- a vocal critic of the Muller report.

Trump’s most vocal critics within the Republican party have not fared well in recent months. Former Senators Jeff Flake and Bob Corker, retired in 2018, while former Representative Mark Sanford lost his 2018 primary.

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