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.