GOP Stunner: Rep. Amash Says Trump Engaged in Impeachable Conduct
Grand Rapids Republican Representative Justin Amash sent shock waves through the political world Saturday night, through a series of tweets, saying President Donald Trump "engaged in impeachable conduct", and that Attorney General William Barr "deliberately misrepresented" the Mueller Report.
In the series of twelve tweets, Amash also said,
"In comparing Barr’s principal conclusions, congressional testimony, and other statements to Mueller’s report, it is clear that Barr intended to mislead the public about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s analysis and findings."
"Barr’s misrepresentations are significant but often subtle, frequently taking the form of sleight-of-hand qualifications or logical fallacies, which he hopes people will not notice."
"Contrary to Barr’s portrayal, Mueller’s report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment."
"In fact, Mueller’s report identifies multiple examples of conduct satisfying all the elements of obstruction of justice, and undoubtedly any person who is not the president of the United States would be indicted based on such evidence."
"I offer these conclusions only after having read Mueller’s redacted report carefully and completely, having read or watched pertinent statements and testimony, and having discussed this matter with my staff, who thoroughly reviewed materials and provided me with further analysis."
Amash, a Tea Party Republican faced immediate backlash for the social media blast. CNN quotes Republican Party Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, in a statement: