In May of 2018, Republican Congressman Justin Amash became the party’s public enemy number one. Amash tweeted that after he read the Mueller Report, he had concluded that President Donald Trump should be impeached. Almost immediately, a Republican candidate, Jim Lower announced his intentions to compete in a primary against the Michigan Rep.
According to a poll tweeted out by Donald Trump Jr., Lower has had a successful roll-out and is up on Amash by 16 points. After the President’s son sent a mocking message to Amash, the Congressman replied with a burn about Trump Jr’s Trump tower meeting.
Trump Jr. referenced a poll from @politicalpolls which had Lower leading Amash by a margin of 49%-33%. He wrote to the Congressman, “See you soon Justin… I hear Michigan is beautiful during primary season.”
See you soon Justin… I hear Michigan is beautiful during primary season. https://t.co/dZzDU9240V
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 13, 2019
Amash, however, was quick to reply with a slam of his own. The Rep tweeted back to the President’s son, “If it’s what you say I love it especially later in the summer.”
if it's what you say I love it especially later in the summer https://t.co/KmtA2khvLs
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) June 13, 2019
The Congressman is referencing the now famous Trump Jr. reply to an email from Rob Goldstone. The email was concerning a meeting with Russian business people who may have had information on Trump opponent, Hillary Clinton.
Amash may not even remain in the Republican party. This week, he left the Freedom Caucus, a conservative group made up of Republican Congresspeople. The are also rumors that the Libertarian Party is recruiting Amash to become a member. The hope of the group is that the Congressman would be their candidate against Trump in the 2020 election.
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