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Rep. Amash: “We Deserve Answers” on “Serious & Disturbing” Donald Trump Jr. Emails

While most conservative and libertarian lawmakers have laughed off the Democrats’ obsession with Russia and reports of Donald Trump Jr’s communications with a Russian attorney, there is one clear exception in the House: Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI).

Amash has frequently criticized the President on many issues, and addressed the controversy regarding Donald Trump Jr. early this morning with three separate Tweets.

“The implications of the email thread are serious & disturbing. We deserve answers, not an ever-changing story. If there’s more, tell us now,” Amash wrote in a Tweet, echoing the concerns of prominent Democrats and Neocons.

Donald Trump Jr. was implicated this for meeting a Russian lawyer who alleged to have damaging information about the Hillary Clinton prior to last year’s election. Trump Jr. downplayed this meeting as mere opposition research, but Amash is apparently not buying it.

“The implications of the email thread are serious & disturbing. We deserve answers, not an ever-changing story. If there’s more, tell us now,” Amash wrote in his second Tweet about the controversy.

Amash is already fighting back against constituent anger developing quickly due to his aggressive hounding of Trump. After stating that he trusted former FBI Director James Comey more than Trump and appearing empathetic toward impeachment efforts, grassroots fervor built quickly for a primary challenge of Amash. These recent Tweets will not make it any easier for the liberty-minded Congressman to keep his seat next year.

“Campaigns don’t operate this way. Even a political novice would worry about violating campaign finance laws given the context of the emails,” Amash wrote in his final Tweet about the President’s son.

While Amash’s recent anti-Trump stances may have improved his reputation amongst Democrats and Washington D.C. insiders, Amash’s policy decisions will likely have a different impact on Republican primary voters of Michigan’s 3rd Congressional district.


    • Josh Maddox – Maybe you should use your handy-dandy computer to look up the reasons for why Justin Amash was a no on Kate’s Law.
      Or, do you just believe in shredding the U.S. Constitution when it does not suit your whim’s, schemes and agenda’s?

  1. Why the heck is Congressman Amash giving his RINO opponents the shovel to bury him in his next election run?

    • Traditional Republicans (Sen. Taft, Goldwater, etc.) were small government, classical liberals.

      That defines Amash much more than it does Trump.

    • Everyone has their faults. But any try advocate for individual liberty and small-government would take Taft over Trump any day.

      The GOP old right is far more preferable to right-wing populism.

    • Lol. Trump loves big government.

      A massive wall, massive increases in infrastructure, massive increases in the DoD, bailouts and crony deals with corporations, etc.

      Guess what Marian Marek, those are all big-government things.

    • Ryan Lindsey The wall is for our protection. That requirement is actually spelled out in the constitution. Infrastructure is important for safe roads, bridges, sewer and water systems. Those are for our health and safety. Democrats rather spend tons of money on illegals getting welfare. They also have spent the last 50 years destroying the poor families. Removing fathers from the family structure by welfare requirements. I would rather have positive spending than government destruction.

    • Lol. “Big spending is ok when we do it!”

      1. A wall is never mentioned in the constitution. In fact, the constitution only gives the Feds power over naturalization, not immigration.

      2. Infrastructure in the states is not under federal jurisdiction. “It’s for muh safety” is not a valid argument.

      3. The war on drugs has done just as much of not more damage to American families as welfare has. But your precious Trump is all about increasing spending on that stupid, pointless crusade.

    • Marian Marek you de realize that executive order did absolutely nothing other than say “we’ll look into it and come up with a great plan, believe me”. You realize that, right?

    • Guess what: any small cuts that he has made are absolutely insignificant in comparison to the massive increases he has proposed! Econ 101

    • You are ill informed: The U.S. Congress — the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States — develops and passes legislation, which the president signs into law, and federal agencies (executive branch) implement legislation. The primary immigration law today is the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (the INA).Dec 1, 2005

    • 1. Yes, very good. Congress is responsible for writing the budget. But the president is responsible for actually passing the budget by signing it. Furthermore, Trump has specifically and personally advocated for several large spending increases.

      2. Yes, that law is the primary immigration law today. Unfortunately that law is unconstitutional. Because the constitution did not give the Feds power over immigration, it should have taken a constitutional amendment to give them that power. Not just some silly law.

    • Read the last item and then look at Trump’s Cabinet. No wonder D.C. is in a turmoil, Trump’s picks are bosses and expect their employees to Work!
      Eye Opening Numbers:
      This is what bothers a lot of people about Trump. He won’t accept a can’t do attitude, or inexperienced, incompetent performance. He will get results, it just might not be smooth or pretty.
      Here are some amazing stats: Make sure you read to the bottom. An eye opener (or it should be).
      New Mexico
      New York
      South Carolina
      1. These 10 States now have More People on Welfare than they do Employed!
      2. Last month, the Senate Budget Committee reports that in fiscal year 2012, between food stamps, housing support, child care, Medicaid and other benefits, the average U.S. Household below the poverty line received $168.00 a day in government support.
      What’s the problem with that much support?
      Well, the median household income in America is just over $50,000, which averages out to $137.13 a day.
      To put it another way, being on welfare now pays the equivalent of $30.00 an hour for 40 hour week, while the average job pays $24.00 an hour.
      3. Check this set of statistics.
      The percentage of each past president’s cabinet who had worked in the private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet. You know what the private business sector is; a real-life business not a government job.
      Here are the percentages:
      38% T Roosevelt
      40% Taft
      52% Wilson
      49% Harding
      48% Coolidge
      42% Hoover
      50% F D. Roosevelt
      50% Truman
      57% Eisenhower
      30% Kennedy
      47% Johnson
      53% Nixon
      42% Ford
      32% Carter
      56% Reagan
      51% GH Bush
      39% Clinton
      55% GW Bush
      8% Obama
      This helps explain the bias, if not the incompetence, of the last administration: ONLY 8% of them have ever worked in private business.
      That’s right, only eight percent. The least, by far, of the last 19 presidents. And these people tried to tell our corporations how to run their businesses?
      How could Obama, the president of a major nation and society, the one with the most successful economic system in world history, stand and talk about business when he’s never worked for one? Or about jobs when he has never really had one? And, when it’s the same for 92% of his senior staff and closest advisers? They’ve spent most of their time in academia, government, and/or non-profit jobs or as “community organizers.”
      Pass this on, because we’ll NEVER see these facts in the mainstream media.

  2. What is the big damn deal ? Anyone ever heard of mud slinging in politics ? It’s been around longer than me. Come on people…. if you are campaigning for a candidate finding dirt on the opposing candidate is second nature. This is not news. If anything this “Russian” lawyer was colluding with liberals so the dems can try and make a tie between Trumps campaign and Russians.

    • I’m glad you brought this up. When running for office. if someone you don’t know calls you up and offers you help, odds are that person is trying to get you into trouble. Donald Trump Jr. probably didn’t know better, but this is why President shouldn’t be the first office that you run for.

  3. We need answers in why people like him or any other republican can’t get behind our president and do some work for a change…and why they don’t stand up against the dumb dems that are causing treasonous acts against the president

  4. I’m convinced some of Trump’s cabinet members may have ties to Russia but I do not believe Trump himself has any political connection to Russia though

  5. It is so amazing that the liberal Democrats and even some Republicans are all over anything to do with President Trump! Yet they turned a blind eye towards Hillary’s email scandal, her participation in the Benghazi fiasco, and all of her other questionable behaviors!!

    • No we didn’t. Trump is garbage. Clinton is garbage. Both of your parties are garbage, and they’ve managed to turn the strongest country in the world into a shadow of itself.

  6. If the Amash detractors in this comment pool are any example Justin Amash will have no problem being re-elected. I can cope (for a while) with his swallowing the TrumpRussia pill. I presume he will vomit it back up prior to election day 2018.

  7. I myself don’t envision Justin Amash as either a RINO or a Neocon. But, Justin Amash is seeming to take his level of total dislike for Donald Trump and Trump’s family members beyond anything rationally objective and/or wise.

  8. I myself don’t envision Justin Amash as either a RINO or a Neocon. But, Justin Amash is seeming to take his level of total dislike for Donald Trump and Trump’s family members beyond anything rationally objective and/or wise.

  9. everyone is sooooooo concerned, not really, what a private citizen does and with whom they speak… what is going on with the dems and their contacts with the ukrainians???

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