Kudos to Justin Amash, the lone (libertarian) republican with a big enough set to essentially call for Trump’s impeachment. Here’s hoping his move ultimately creates another Howad Baker moment for the republican party. Of course it is unlikely this will happen because the current GOP has neither the character or integrity of the 1973 re[publican party. Sadly the GOP has given up any credibility when it comes to honesty or decency.
The Hill asked Amash if he is thinking about leaving the Republican Party to run for president as the Libertarian Party candidate.
“I’m just focused on defending the Constitution, it’s not something I’ve thought about,” Amash said. “I don’t take things off the table like that, but it’s not something at the forefront of my considerations right now. I’m just focused on my job. I wouldn’t take running for governor off the table or Senate or statehouse, I don’t take things off the table.”
Amash this week became the first Republican in the House to support impeachment proceedings against Trump.
In interviews this year, Amash has toyed with the idea of switching parties and running for president. The Michigan Republican has described himself as the only Libertarian member of Congress and has been increasingly critical of the GOP, accusing the party of abandoning its conservative values in the age of Trump.
Libertarian National Committee Chairman Nicholas Sarwark told The Hill there’s a full-scale effort underway to convince Amash to register as a Libertarian and run for president against Trump.
“There are a lot of Libertarian Party members actively encouraging Rep. Amash to switch parties and seek the Libertarian nomination,” Sarwark said. “This is probably the most organized recruitment effort I’ve seen going back to 2012 when people were trying to recruit [former Texas Rep.] Ron Paul.”…
Unfortunately William Weld has not been able to get any traction since announcing his intention to challenge Trump in 2020. An Amash Libertarian Party candidacy might be the straw that would break The Donald’s back.
One can get out and work against Trump’s reelection if you understand the dangers his presidency casts on America and her republic. That and hope for the best.