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'''Justin Amash''' (born April 18, 1980 in Grand Rapids, Michigan) is the [[anti-Trump]] U.S. Representative from Michigan's 3rd congressional district.  He is a former member of the [[Michigan]] House of Representatives.  Amash's views are [[libertarian]]-leaning and his campaign received the endorsement of [[Texas]] Congressman [[Ron Paul]].
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Amash is known for standing up against the [[Establishment]]. The [[liberal]]-leaning [[Chamber of Commerce]] unsuccessfully sought to defeat him in his primary.
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'''Justin Amash''' (born April 18, 1980 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, age {{age|1980|4|18}}) is the [[anti-Trump]] U.S. representative from [[Michigan]]'s 3rd congressional district.  He is a former member of the [[Michigan]] House of Representatives. Amash's views are [[libertarian]]-leaning and his campaign has received the endorsement of [[Texas]] Congressman [[Ron Paul]]. He has consistently defeated his opponents in both the primary and general elections by twenty points.
  
Amash has consistently defeated his opponents, in the primary and general election, by 20 points.
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Amash is known for having once stood up against the [[Establishment]]. The [[liberal]]-leaning [[Chamber of Commerce]] unsuccessfully sought to defeat him in his primary.
  
Extremely [[anti-Trump]], in May 2017 Amash became the first politician of the [[GOP]] which called an impeachment against the President [[Donald Trump]], which attracted virtually no support.<ref>http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-17/republican-amash-breaks-party-says-if-true-comey-memo-merits-trump-impeachment</ref> <ref>Samuels, Brett (May 20, 2019). [https://thehill.com/homenews/house/444613-amash-defends-saying-trump-committed-impeachable-offenses Amash doubles down on Trump and impeachment]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved May 20, 2019.</ref> On [[Independence Day]] 2019, Amash announced he would leave the [[Republican Party]] because of its leadership by President Trump.<ref>Kent, Simon (July 4, 2019). [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/04/justin-amash-dumps-republican-party-our-politics-in-partisan-death-spiral/ Justin Amash Dumps Republican Party: ‘Our Politics in Partisan Death Spiral’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 4, 2019.</ref><ref>Shaw, Adam (July 4, 2019). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/michigan-rep-justin-amash-quits-gop-says-he-is-frightened-by-party-politics Rep. Justin Amash announces he is leaving GOP; Trump calls it 'great news']. ''Fox News''. Retrieved July 4, 2019.</ref>
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==U.S. House of Representatives==
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===Trump impeachment===
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Extremely [[anti-Trump]], in May 2017 Amash became the first politician of the [[GOP]] which called an impeachment against the President [[Donald Trump]], which attracted virtually no support.<ref>http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-17/republican-amash-breaks-party-says-if-true-comey-memo-merits-trump-impeachment</ref> <ref>Samuels, Brett (May 20, 2019). [https://thehill.com/homenews/house/444613-amash-defends-saying-trump-committed-impeachable-offenses Amash doubles down on Trump and impeachment]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved May 20, 2019.</ref> On [[Independence Day]] 2019, Amash announced he would leave the [[Republican Party]] because of its leadership by President Trump.<ref>Kent, Simon (July 4, 2019). [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/04/justin-amash-dumps-republican-party-our-politics-in-partisan-death-spiral/ Justin Amash Dumps Republican Party: ‘Our Politics in Partisan Death Spiral’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 4, 2019.</ref><ref>Shaw, Adam (July 4, 2019). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/michigan-rep-justin-amash-quits-gop-says-he-is-frightened-by-party-politics Rep. Justin Amash announces he is leaving GOP; Trump calls it 'great news']. ''Fox News''. Retrieved July 4, 2019.</ref> He later voted along with House [[Democrats]] in favor of impeaching Trump.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/27483/70538/105566/impeaching-donald-john-trump-president-of-the-united-states-for-high-crimes-and-misdemeanors#70538 H Res 755 - Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors - National Key Vote]</ref>
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==Brief presidential bid==
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After having joined the [[Libertarian Party]] in April 2020, Amash announced an exploratory committee in seeking the party's nomination to for the [[2020 U.S. presidential election]].<ref>[https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/justin-amash-launches-exploratory-committee-for-libertarian-presidential-bid Justin Amash launches exploratory committee for Libertarian presidential bid]</ref> However, less than a month later, he dropped his campaign.<ref>[https://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/05/16/justin-amash-drops-out-presidential-race-wont-run-libertarian/5206513002/ Justin Amash abandons presidential hopes, says it's too hard to break through]</ref>
  
 
==References==
 
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==External links==
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*[https://amash.house.gov/ House Website]
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*[https://ballotpedia.org/Justin_Amash Justin Amash - Ballotpedia]
  
 
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Latest revision as of 21:11, 23 May 2020

Justin Amash
U.S. Representative from Michigan's 3rd District
From: January 3, 2011 – present
Predecessor Vern Ehlers
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Former State Representative from Michigan's 72nd District
From: January 14, 2009 – January 12, 2011
Predecessor Glenn Steil
Successor Ken Yonker
Information
Party Republican (before 2019)
Independent (2019 – 2020)
Libertarian (2020 – present)
Spouse(s) Kara Day
Religion Orthodox

Justin Amash (born April 18, 1980 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, age 40) is the anti-Trump U.S. representative from Michigan's 3rd congressional district. He is a former member of the Michigan House of Representatives. Amash's views are libertarian-leaning and his campaign has received the endorsement of Texas Congressman Ron Paul. He has consistently defeated his opponents in both the primary and general elections by twenty points.

Amash is known for having once stood up against the Establishment. The liberal-leaning Chamber of Commerce unsuccessfully sought to defeat him in his primary.

U.S. House of Representatives

Trump impeachment

Extremely anti-Trump, in May 2017 Amash became the first politician of the GOP which called an impeachment against the President Donald Trump, which attracted virtually no support.[1] [2] On Independence Day 2019, Amash announced he would leave the Republican Party because of its leadership by President Trump.[3][4] He later voted along with House Democrats in favor of impeaching Trump.[5]

Brief presidential bid

After having joined the Libertarian Party in April 2020, Amash announced an exploratory committee in seeking the party's nomination to for the 2020 U.S. presidential election.[6] However, less than a month later, he dropped his campaign.[7]

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