Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) was a founding member of the House Freedom Caucus when it formed in 2015, but the organization that he has been apart of since its inception can no longer stand with the anti-Trump Congressman.
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), the current Chairman of the Freedom Caucus, admitted today that Amash will not be receiving much support from the GOP after siding with the Democrats and the deep state to give bipartisan cover to the ‘Russian collusion’ witch hunt against President Trump.
Rep. Mark Meadows, a close ally of Trump’s and chairman of House Freedom Caucus, said Amash would have a hard time getting support for re-election.
“Anytime that you come out against the president of your own party makes it very difficult to support in any primary challenge.”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) May 20, 2019
Furthermore, Amash has become such a political liability that Meadows believes that ejecting Amash from the caucus has become a real possibility.
Asked if they would remove him from the House Freedom Caucus, Meadows says: “I think the caucus will be talking about it tonight” but he suggested they may not take that step in removing him because the group represents “a variety of opinions and that’s what makes us strong.”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) May 20, 2019
Amash has not been a particularly active member of the Freedom Caucus in the age of Trump. He has been offended by their support of the President and rarely attends their meetings any longer.
“From the time the president was elected, I was urging them to remain independent and to be willing to push back against the president where they thought he was wrong,” Amash said to CNN of the Freedom Caucus. “They’ve decided to stick with the president time and again, even where they disagree with him privately.”
“They are good, kind people,” Amash added. “I may have my disagreements with some of the current approach, but I’d still take them over pretty much anyone in Congress.”
Although Amash may maintain a good rapport with members of the House Freedom Caucus, it will be difficult for them to support his bid for Congress. He doubled down on his impeachment position earlier today.
People who say there were no underlying crimes and therefore the president could not have intended to illegally obstruct the investigation—and therefore cannot be impeached—are resting their argument on several falsehoods:
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) May 20, 2019
Two primary challengers have already emerged to face Amash in Michigan’s third Congressional district, and more may follow in the weeks to come.
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Pelosi is Emboldened by Coronavirus Bailout, Vows to Dupe Republicans Harder Next Time
The Democrats’ socialist agenda is winning big during the coronavirus panic.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) pulled the wool over the eyes of President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans with last week’s $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package. The disaster relief money was earmarked for many liberal pet projects, and Pelosi aims to do the same thing for the next round of bailouts.
She said on Monday that House Democrats are already preparing another massive stimulus bill, using the coronavirus pandemic to enact more socialism. She is likely to include massive infrastructure spending and serious government intervention into the health care markets in the upcoming legislation.
“Our first bills were about addressing the emergency. The third bill was about mitigation. The fourth bill would be about recovery. Emergency, mitigation, recovery,” Pelosi said during a conference call.
“I think our country is united in not only wanting to address our immediate needs — emergency, mitigation, and the assault on our lives and livelihoods — but also, how we recover in a very positive way,” she added.
Republican leaders are up in arms about how Pelosi is exploiting a crisis to get her partisan agenda muscled through Congress, but it is unclear if they have the courage to actually stop her.
“They’re approaching it — it seems like — as an opportunity to pass their political and ideological agenda. We’re approaching it as, ‘How do we protect the public health and our economy?’ And those are pretty divergent goals,” Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said.
Pelosi is eager to exploit the coronavirus crisis quickly and use the panic and fear in the public as an excuse to massively increase government spending and control.
“I do think that it is really important that as soon as we are here, we are ready to pass legislation,” she said.
President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans did Pelosi’s bidding when they moved forward a $2 trillion bailout bill that included funding for liberal policy goals that had nothing to do with the coronavirus.
Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) sounded the alarm over the sham and attempted to get Congress to actually deliberate and vote on the bill. It instead passed on a voice vote with most legislators sequestered away from Washington D.C.
"This was a wealth transfer… do the math. The $1,200 check is just the cheese in the trap" @RepThomasMassie stood alone in Congress against last week's 2 trillion-dollar stimulus package. He explains why it SHOULDN'T have been a controversy. #istandwithmassie pic.twitter.com/nPPNYh5vkS
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) March 30, 2020
Massie’s principled stand against Pelosi’s profligate spending bill earned him a tongue lashing from President Trump, who now wants Massie replaced in Congress because he’s too conservative.
…& costly. Workers & small businesses need money now in order to survive. Virus wasn’t their fault. It is “HELL” dealing with the Dems, had to give up some stupid things in order to get the “big picture” done. 90% GREAT! WIN BACK HOUSE, but throw Massie out of Republican Party!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 27, 2020
With no Republicans seemingly willing to stand up against Pelosi, there will likely be more bailout socialism on the way as the Democrats use coronavirus for their far-left power grabs.
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