BYE: Justin Amash Resigns from Freedom Caucus
Michigan libertarian Congressman Justin Amash resigned from the House Freedom Caucus on Monday night.
Amash had been earlier censured by the caucus for his left-wing policy stances in favor of impeaching President Trump. He joined with Democrats in drawing reaching conclusions from an empty Mueller Report, claiming that Bill Barr was obfuscating Presidential crimes to personally protect Trump.
The Michigan congressman told Politico that he “no longer wished to be a distraction to the group.” He hadn’t shown up to caucus meetings in over a year and seems lately to have been associating more frequently with progressive Democrats. He became a darling of establishment favorites like Mitt Romney for his Russia-conspiracy motivated attacks on the President.
Traditionally libertarians of Amash’s ilk have supported a foreign policy of peace, seeking to avoid the jingoistic and sensational rhetoric that fuels the grandiose Russia conspiracy of the left. But Amash seems to have completely disregarded that, taking the premise of a grand Russian interference plot at face value, directly from elite progressives in mainstream media and Washington.
Amash claims pure motives in becoming the only congressional Republican to support impeaching President Trump. But reporting from Big League Politics indicates the Michigan member of Congress would have a lot to personally gain by removing the President. Amash owns a family business that prolifically imports materials and products from China.
If Donald Trump’s game-changing America First trade reforms were to be pushed away by a traditional establishment Republican figure, Amash could potentially be lined up to profit in the millions from generous status-quo free-trade policies designed to undermine the American worker and import cheap goods for big corporations.
Congress’s leading conservative caucus may be better off without the NeverTrump grandstander and fair-weather Democrat in Republican’s clothing.