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2019-07-11 Home Front: Politix
Amash officially files as Independent
[THEHILL] Rep. Justin Amash
...pretend Republican congressman from Michigan, who probably won't be there come 2020...
(Mich.) officially filed as an Independent with the House clerk on Tuesday, one day after he submitted a letter formally resigning from the Republican conference and his position on the House Oversight and Reform Committee.

His change in party affiliation is expected to be reflected for the first time during Tuesday evening’s vote series.

Amash ‐ a staunch critic of President Trump ‐ announced his exit from the GOP in a July 4 op-ed in The Washington Post.

Tensions between the Michigan politician and the Republican Party began to escalate after he announced his support for initiating impeachment proceedings.
Posted by Fred 2019-07-11 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6500 views ]  Top

#1 Working on a book deal? There is no chance he would ever get elected, so get some donor's money for his retirement, and an advance on a book?
Posted by Beau 2019-07-11 00:30||   2019-07-11 00:30|| Front Page Top

#2 Should have pretended to be a republican until the 2024 elections. He might have gotten someone to listen to him in the post-Trump era but now he’s a squeaky voice in a crowd of screaming zealots.
Posted by Rjschwarz 2019-07-11 04:36||   2019-07-11 04:36|| Front Page Top

#3 Trailing 3rd in the Trunk primaries - of course he's an independent.....now
Posted by Whanter Clusolet3698 2019-07-11 08:19||   2019-07-11 08:19|| Front Page Top

#4 Haven't Amish always been independent?
Posted by Skidmark 2019-07-11 09:42||   2019-07-11 09:42|| Front Page Top

#5 An annoying name, innit? Always drags me off in teh direction of "Anabaptist tractor factory."
Posted by Fat Bob Big Foot8465 2019-07-11 12:06||   2019-07-11 12:06|| Front Page Top

#6 Amash

He is Palestinian on his fathers side.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-07-11 13:47||   2019-07-11 13:47|| Front Page Top

#7 Spoiler for MI in 2020. Since he's been known as a Republican (albeit in name only) there is the possibility he will pull votes.
Posted by warthogswife 2019-07-11 14:14||   2019-07-11 14:14|| Front Page Top

#8 Paleo and Syrian Christian parents. No wonder he's messed up. Read up on him at Wikipedia, and see he's all over the place, politcally. Libertarian, but a firm believer in the Constitution. So he says. Could be the only sane one in DC.
Posted by Bobby 2019-07-11 14:17||   2019-07-11 14:17|| Front Page Top

#9 Interesting, Bobby. After reading his Wikipedia page, it seems to me that he was doing fine — albeit clung a little too closely to his ideals rather than engage in the kind of dealing necessary to get things done — until Donald Trump was elected. But in the end being a NeverTrumper was more important, which is not an effective position.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-07-11 17:43||   2019-07-11 17:43|| Front Page Top

#10 ...look into his import/export business. Any Chinese in there?
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-07-11 18:50||   2019-07-11 18:50|| Front Page Top

#11 yes. He's been harmed by the Tariff threats
Posted by Frank G 2019-07-11 18:53||   2019-07-11 18:53|| Front Page Top

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