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.
California Democrat Harley Rouda Has a Restraining Order Against Him- Filed by His Own Mother!
That’s a new one!
A California freshman Democrat has a restraining order filed against him- by his own mother!
Harley Rouda, who represents California’s 48th Congressional district, has had a restraining order filed against him by his mother, Marlese Rouda, since 2011. View the document here. Rogue Review first reported on the bizarre legal development on Tuesday.
Rouda is legally restrained from “directly or indirectly harassing, annoying, interfering with, harassing by telephone, assaulting, or doing bodily harm, to Defendant, Marlese N. Rouda…”
Maybe a restraining order from an ex-girlfriend or wife is one thing, but it’s somewhat of a legal novelty to have a restraining order filed against you by your own mother. The order was granted by a judge in a Franklin County, Ohio Court Division of Domestic Relations, so it’s likely he engaged in poor behavior of some kind against his own mother.
An earlier clause in the restraining order bars Rouda from selling, destroying or taking possession of any household property belonging to his mother, suggesting the order might’ve been granted after Harley Rouda stole or sold some of his mother’s possessions.
Rouda is a freshman Democrat running for reelection in the Orange County District against Republican Orange County Supervisor Michelle Steel. California Republicans view the formerly red, now purple congressional seat as within their reach after a Republican retook the nearby 25th district in a special election earlier this year.
There might be some mothers who have second thoughts about voting for Rouda’s reelection, after finding out that he hasn’t exactly been the most loving son to his own mother.
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