Justin Amash’s recent departure from the republican party had President Trump gloating just days ago, thankful to be rid of a nuisance for the GOP. Now, apparently, it’s Nancy Pelosi’s turn to be annoyed.
Amash has always been a bit more libertarian than republican, that’s for sure, but after last decade’s influx of Tea Party ideals into the GOP, one would have thought that Amash’s star was sure to rise.
Then the Trump Train rolled into town, and Amash was on the outside looking in at a Reagan-esque GOP and not one molded after the Pauls, (Ron or Rand). Now, after becoming the first then-republican to call for the impeachment and subsequently leaving the GOP, Amash has criticisms for democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as well.
The following is a partial transcript from a Fox News appearance in which Amash was speaking to Andrew Napolitano.
NAPOLITANO: Where do you think impeachment is going to go? I mean, you’re the only Republican that’s called for it. The Democrats are – – are hopelessly divided. Where does this go in the next step? We’re less than two years from a presidential run. The president is probably going to run for reelection. He says he’s going to run. He doesn’t have a serious challenge in his own party. Do you think impeachment will take place in the next 16 months?
AMASH: It doesn’t seem like it right now. It’s up to Nancy Pelosi. She’s the Speaker of the House as I said, the thing is controlled completely by people at the top. So the Speaker of the House controls whether we move forward. I think she’s making a serious mistake. If she came out and said, hey we have evidence that is impeachable and we want to move forward, so many people would fall in line behind her within her – – within her own caucus. And a lot of Americans then would also say, it seems like there’s something serious here. Remember most Americans are not reading it.
AMASH: They expect us to read the Mueller report and they’re looking to us to help give them the idea of whether there is impeachable conduct. If the Speaker of the House says, hey I don’t think we’re ready to move forward, what kind of message is she sending the American people? She’s – – she’s sending the message that there’s nothing there and there is something there.
Amash is stirring the pot, that’s for sure, hoping to land himself on what he believes is the right side of history.
But Pelosi certainly doesn’t seem ready to budge, even under intense pressure from the more liberal leaning members of her own party. What’s to make us believe that the mainstream media ramblings of a GOP persona non grata is going to sway her?Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.