Thursday, May 30, 2019

Amazing Amash

A big continuing story is about Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash and his scathing analysis of what Trump and Barr did (and are doing) to obscure the Mueller report and obstruct justice.

Rep. Amash tweets @justinamash. Here are a few examples.

“The investigation began before the president was elected and inaugurated. After Trump assumed the powers of the presidency, Mueller’s report shows that he used those powers to try to obstruct and impede the investigation.”

“The investigation threatened to uncover information, including criminal activity, that could put Trump’s interests at risk. Ultimately, the investigation did uncover very unflattering information about the president, his family, his associates, his campaign, and his business.”

“Some of the president’s actions were inherently corrupt. Other actions were corrupt—and therefore impeachable—because the president took them to serve his own interests.”

“Barr has so far successfully used his position to sell the president’s false narrative to the American people. This will continue if those who have read the report do not start pushing back on his misrepresentations and share the truth.”

“Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented key aspects of Mueller’s report and decisions in the investigation, which has helped further the president’s false narrative about the investigation.”

Of course, Trump could not possibly do anything other than engage in school-yard name calling: Trump Calls Representative Justin Amash a ‘Loser’ Over Impeachment Talk.

Amash responds to Trump … “OK.” But then “Amash’s battle with Trump sparked backlash from the conservative House Freedom Caucus, of which he is a founding member. The body voted Monday night to condemn Amash’s call for impeachment.”

But Amash did not retreat and his steady principled approach resulted in Amash greeted with a standing ovation at Michigan town hall. Republican calls for impeachment after reading Mueller report was featured last night (Tuesday) on the Rachel Maddow Show. “Rachel Maddow reports on how actually reading Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia report convinced Republican congressman Justin Amash of the need to impeach Donald Trump, and to speak out about his conclusions despite considerable blowback from Trump and his Republican colleagues.”

So far, Amash is the only Republican to take a stand on impeachment. He is the only Republican to “do the right thing.” As of this writing, the rest of the GOPlins are cowards and/or hypocrites.

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