U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI) is mulling a presidential run, according to a report by CNN.
“He has been discussing the potential campaign with his family, his friends, his team, and others, and a decision can be expected soon,” the Amash campaign stated.
By emerging as a vocal opponent of the President, the renegade Congressman has broken with other libertarian politicians such as Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and former Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), who chose to work closely with the Trump administration.
Formerly a prominent member of the 2010 Tea Party wave, Amash left the Republican Party in July 2019, leading to speculation that he was on the verge of pursuing an Independent or Libertarian Party run for the presidency.
Amash has garnered attention following the failure of ‘Never Trump’ faction of former Republicans to convince Gov. Larry Hogan (R-MD) to run against Trump. However, many in this faction are now backing presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who is widely regarded as a moderate and has a strong relationship with many of the ‘Never Trump’ figures. The Bulwark, a publication closely aligned with this fringe element, has consequently urged Amash not to run for President.