Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI) has emerged as one of the loudest proponents for impeaching President Donald Trump, but it seems the turncoat legislator is all talk. He voted against an impeachment resolution on Wednesday, as the measure was killed overwhelmingly in the House.
The United States House of Representatives has just overwhelmingly voted to kill the Resolution on Impeachment, 332-95-1. This is perhaps the most ridiculous and time consuming project I have ever had to work on. Impeachment of your President, who has led the….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 17, 2019
….Greatest Economic BOOM in the history of our Country, the best job numbers, biggest tax reduction, rebuilt military and much more, is now OVER. This should never be allowed to happen to another President of the United States again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 17, 2019
Amash and 137 Democrats voted with House Republicans to table the impeachment resolution filed by Rep. Al Green (D-TX), who believes that Trump should be removed from office mainly because of some Twitter posts that he finds objectionable.
“President Donald Trump’s racist comments that have legitimized and increased fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color,” Green said on the House floor Tuesday.
“Donald John Trump, by causing such harm to the society of the United States, is unfit to be president and warrants impeachment, trial and removal from office,” he added.
Even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) refused to support the measure, claiming that the idea of impeachment is getting in the way of their real investigation of the President. She is not happy with Green for pushing the issue.
“We have six committees working on following the facts in terms of any abuse of power, obstruction of justice and the rest that the president may have engaged in,” she said at a news conference. “That is the serious path we’re on — not that Mr. Green is not serious, but we’ll deal with that on the floor.”
Amash has never had any legislative accomplishments as a career Washington D.C. politician, passing exactly zero bills during his time in Congress. His modus operandi is making statements that will get his name in the press while deriding his colleagues with real legislative achievements.
“From a principled moral position she is making a mistake. From a strategic position she is making a mistake. If she believes as I do that there’s impeachable conduct in [the Mueller report], then she should say so,” Amash said to CNN’s Jake Tapper, urging Pelosi to support impeachment.
“She should tell the American people we’re going to move forward with impeachment hearings and potentially articles of impeachment,” he added.
However, Amash voted with Pelosi to table the impeachment resolution when the rubber hit the road. He is apparently not too concerned with actually impeaching Trump, but just wants to complain about the issue in order to build a national following with the ‘Never Trump’ resistance.
He continues to virtue signal on Twitter against the President, rarely focusing on any other issue than his hatred for Trump:
A chant like “Send her back!” is ugly and dangerous, and it is the inevitable consequence of President Trump’s demagoguery. This is how history’s worst episodes begin. We must not allow this man to take us to such a place.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) July 18, 2019
To tell these American citizens (most of whom were born here) to “go back” to the “crime infested places from which they came” is racist and disgusting. https://t.co/sIAqg8bTIb
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) July 14, 2019
I believe in the goodness of people. Most Americans are kind, caring, charitable, and loving. But we can’t take things for granted. We can’t allow our president or anyone else in government to divide us through suspicion of one another.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) July 15, 2019
Amash is thinking of mounting a third-party presidential campaign in 2020. He has no chance to win, but he could help the Democrats by drawing votes away from Trump in the crucial battleground state of Michigan.
‘Let Them Be Free!’: Marjorie Taylor Greene Urges Trump to Pardon Edward Snowden and Julian Assange for Exposing ‘the Crimes of Barack Obama and the Deep State’
This is what real conservative leadership is all about.
Soon-to-be Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia is joining a movement urging President Donald Trump to pardon NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange for opposing deep state corruption.
Greene made the declaration with a Twitter post on Thanksgiving night:
Each risked his life to expose the crimes of Barack Obama and the Deep State against the American people.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) November 27, 2020
Greene made the comment in reference to a renewed push from Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) for President Trump to pardon Snowden and Assange.
“Since you’re giving pardons to people, please consider pardoning those who, at great personal sacrifice, exposed the deception and criminality of those in the deep state,” the iconoclastic progressive lawmaker wrote in a tweet.
“Brave whistleblowers exposing lies & illegal actions in our government must be protected,” Gabbard wrote in a Twitter post accompanying a video recording earlier this year. “Join me and urge Congress: Pass my bipartisan legislation (HRes1162, HRes1175, HR8452) calling for charges against @snowden & Assange to be dropped & to reform the Espionage Act.”
Big League Politics has reported extensively on Greene’s bold approach that completely rejects the conventional wisdom of the Washington D.C. swamp on a wide variety of issues, particularly foreign policy:
New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez tried to get sassy on Twitter in light of the recent drama regarding election regularities taking place across the nation.
Due to this, President Donald Trump has not conceded the election and is waiting for the courts to settle any kind of irregularities at polling locations in key swing states. This obviously has Democrats and their media allies fuming over Trump’s steadfast devotion for the rule of law and election integrity.
One of the most outspoken critics of Trump’s decision to not concede has been AOC. She tweeted on November 10, 2020, “I hope people realize that the same Republicans who are refusing to acknowledge the results of our elections also champion disastrous foreign policy claiming they’re ‘bringing democracy’ to other nations.”
AOC’s comment was met with immediate backlash after incoming Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene offered her two cents on the matter. The new congresswoman for Georgia’s 4th District tweeted “You voted for @JoeBiden who voted for the Iraq War, which cost America trillions of dollars and thousands of lives.”
… Greene was specifically calling out AOC for her hypocritical behavior of voting for a candidate that was one of the most seasoned proponents of foreign adventuring and a big booster of the defense industry. Certain officials from defense contractors such as Raytheon CEO Gregory Hayes have stated that a Biden presidency would not entertain any form of defense cuts whatsoever. Biden is the consummate political insider and AOC’s support for him belies her marketing as an outsider.
Greene is showing how the Republican Party should be shifting with Trump at the helm. Greene’s rise represents a populist, anti-establishment GOP that rejects neocon usurpers like former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX).
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