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Justin Amash

Justin Amash
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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
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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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