Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI), having spent the weekend basking in the fake news limelight after quitting the Republican Party, is now receiving well-earned consequences for his treacherous behavior. Republican leaders in Congress intend to strip Amash of his seat on the House Oversight Committee.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) could user her power to give Amash another seat on a committee, considering his compliance with their party’s ongoing witch hunt against President Donald Trump in recent weeks.
Amash recently used his post on the Oversight Committee to support Democratic overreach to censure Attorney General William Barr and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross based on their refusal to submit privileged documents regarding the proposed census citizenship question. Amash had previously publicly supported illegals in the voting booth.
I voted against a motion to amend a bill to criticize San Francisco for letting non-citizens vote in school board elections. I voted no because I’m a constitutionalist who opposes such federal interference in LOCAL elections. Non-citizens have voted locally since our founding.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) March 9, 2019
He also voted with Democrats on the Oversight Committee to subpoena White House counselor Kellyanne Conway over bogus alleged violations of the Hatch Act. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Amash’s former colleague in the House Freedom Caucus, took Democrats and their lackey Amash to task for this dubious stunt.
Americans hate unfairness.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) June 26, 2019
Amash has even staked out a position to the left of Pelosi on impeachment of President Trump, urging her to take up the matter in the House.
“From a principled, moral position, she’s making a mistake. From a strategic position, she’s making a mistake,” Amash said of Pelosi’s reticence to move forward on impeachment. “If she believes, as I do, that there’s impeachable conduct in there, then she should say so. She should tell the American people, we’re going to move forward with impeachment hearings and potentially articles of impeachment.”
“When she says things like, ‘Oh, I think that we need to have the strongest case before we go forward,’ what she’s telling the American people is, she doesn’t think there’s a strong case. If she doesn’t think that, then she shouldn’t open her mouth in the first place and say she thinks there’s impeachable conduct,” he added.
It may not be inconceivable that Pelosi would put the faux-independent Amash on a committee now that he has been officially disavowed by Republicans, considering what an invaluable ally he has been to them in opposing President Trump’s ‘America First’ agenda.
Democrat Congressmen Introduce Term Limits Legislation for SCOTUS Justices As Trump Prepares Nominee
Three Democrat members of Congress are introducing legislation to institute term limits for Supreme Court justices, as President Trump prepares to nominate his third candidate for the court following the death of progressive liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Democrats Joe Kennedy, Ro Khanna, and Don Beyer are proposing legislation that would limit SCOTUS justice to a maximum term of eighteen years on the court.
Lifetime appointments to the highest court in our land undermine our democratic process and erode progress in our nation.
We must enact 18 year term limits on our Supreme Court justices to continue our march towards a more perfect union. https://t.co/9fCyggP686
— Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) September 25, 2020
Khanna has proposed an idea that would allow Presidents to appoint two judges in each term. “Senior” members of the court would be required to basically retired for every new member of the court.
When I first ran for Congress in 2014, I proposed limiting terms of Supreme Court Justice to 18-appointments.
Given the recent, dramatic politicization of the Court, it's time for real reform.
— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) September 25, 2020
It’s pretty funny the Democrats are uniting behind these proposals the moment they appear primed to lose control of the Supreme Court for a generation. They weren’t complaining when Obama was trying to replace Antonin Scalia with progressive Merrick Garland, even going so far as claiming that the stealth liberal was entitled to the seat. Reports emerging Friday suggest that President Donald Trump intends to nominate Amy Coney Barrett, a mostly conservative judge with a pro-life and immigration hawk judicial record.
The judicial branch of government is arguably the most flawed element of American governance, and it’s highly questionable how institutions such as the Supreme Court are able to appoint themselves a nearly unlimited amount of political power.
A better reform proposals would be to institute term limits for justices that only go into effect after the current members of the court vacate their seats. Anything else is simply a political power grab.
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