Justin Amash becomes first Republican to call for Trump’s impeachment

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Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) became the first Republican in Congress to finally call for impeaching President Donald Trump as House Democrats get increasingly frustrated with the Trump administration’s flouting of their oversight authority.

Amash has been a frequent critic of Trump, but until now has not suggested he be forcibly ousted from office.

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But after carefully reading the full redacted Mueller report, Amash took to Twitter on Saturday and posted a lengthy explanation for his decision:

Amash conceded that Attorney General Bill Barr purposely misled Congress and the American people in order to protect his new boss.

He then cited the Constitution and highlighted what it says about impeachment before pointing out that Trump has committed “high crimes and misdemeanors, including obstruction of justice.

The Michigan congressman warned that not impeaching Trump means misconduct in office would not be preventable now or in the future.

He concluded by slamming his many colleagues who did not read the report and called upon them to step up in defense of American institutions.

House Democrats now have no excuse. A Republican has beaten them to the punch and is showing courage. It’s time for them to do the same.

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