It’s being reported now that Justin Amash is no longer a part of the Freedom Caucus as of a meeting tonight:
CNN – Rep. Justin Amash on Monday stepped down from the conservative House Freedom Caucus less than a month after becoming the first Republican member of Congress to say President Donald Trump has committed impeachable offenses.
“I have the highest regard for them and they’re my close friends,” he told CNN. “I didn’t want to be a further distraction for the group.”
Amash, who was a founding member of the group, told CNN in March that he had stopped going to Freedom Caucus meetings after clashing for months with members over the group’s direction under Trump.
He told CNN he had attended a House Freedom Caucus board meeting before House votes on Monday night to announce he would step aside from both the board and the group as a whole. The other members didn’t know he would be going to the meeting.
“It was a positive meeting. It wasn’t negative,” Amash said.
He emphasized his decision was voluntary and that he remains on good terms with his colleagues.
Amash remains the only sitting Republican to publicly say Trump committed impeachable offenses based on his reading of Mueller’s report. He has said it would be appropriate for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to move ahead with an impeachment inquiry.
“…after clashing for months with members over the group’s direction under Trump”. Yeah his anti-Trump attitude has been going on for months apparently.
Well the Freedom Caucus will be better without him I suppose, especially if he keeps sticking with this impeachment garbage.
I’m sure I’d respect Amash for other positions he might take, but this is one that destroys his reputation. And probably his future as a congressman.