After news broke yesterday that Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI) would be removed from the House Oversight Committee this week after turning his back on the Republican Party, Amash decided to get ahead of the issue, leaving the committee before he could get the boot.
“Today, I sent the attached letter to Republican leaders as formal notification that I am withdrawing my membership in the House Republican Conference and, consistent with House rules, resigning from the Committee on Oversight and Reform,” Amash tweeted on Monday morning.
Today, I sent the attached letter to Republican leaders as formal notification that I am withdrawing my membership in the House Republican Conference and, consistent with House rules, resigning from the Committee on Oversight and Reform. pic.twitter.com/8x8lFUmaGY
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) July 8, 2019
He also posted a letter that he submitted to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-WY) formalizing his resignation.
Amash has recently used his post on the Oversight Committee to help Democratic Party witch hunts against President Donald Trump. He supported 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 citizenship question on the 2020 census.
“The Democrats have continued to attack this administration on dubious grounds, and they aren’t going to let the facts get in the way of their own concocted stories,” Ross said of the Democrat-led stunt against the Trump administration that Amash joined.
“By holding a contempt vote, the committee has already demonstrated its scorn for the Constitution, continually refusing to engage in the constitutionally-mandated accommodation process. That is far more serious than the empty stunt the committee performed today,” he added.
Amash also voted with Democrats on the Oversight Committee to subpoena White House counselor Kellyanne Conway over alleged violations of the Hatch Act.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) of the House Freedom Caucus pointed out the ridiculousness of the effort against Conway by Amash and his Democrat counterparts.
Americans hate unfairness.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) June 26, 2019
After being forced out of the Oversight Committee, Amash will have to rely on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to assign him to another committee. Considering how useful he has been to the Democrats in their war against Trump’s ‘America First’ agenda, it may not be out of the question.
“He votes more with Nancy Pelosi than he ever votes with me. It’s a question whether he’s even in our Republican Conference as a whole,” House Minority Leader McCarthy said about Amash in May.
Amash, who has emerged as the leading cheerleader for impeaching Trump, will likely continue nestling up to Democrats as he continues his campaign to sabotage the President for self-serving political gain.
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Matt Gaetz SLAMS North Carolina’s Richard Burr After Insider Trading Scandal
Matt Gaetz is taking aim at Richard Burr.
Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz brutally slammed North Carolina Senator Richard Burr in a Monday tweet, taking Burr to task for his involvement in an insider trading scandal that has merited him rebuke from commentators and political figures from across partisan and ideological lines.
Gaetz likened Senator Burr to a historical figure sharing his namesake, Aaron Burr. Gaetz compared Burr’s infamous shooting of Alexander Hamilton in a New Jersey duel to a metaphorical shooting of the Republican Party’s credibility on behalf of the modern-day Burr.
Aaron Burr shot Alexander Hamilton. @SenatorBurr shot the moral credibility of the Republican Party.
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) March 30, 2020
Gaetz had earlier taken aim at Burr for his involvement in the insider trading scandal, expressing his opinion that the Senate Intelligence Committee Chair had used his position for gainful financial information.
Senator Burr had sold a significant amount of stock shares in the weeks preceding the global Chinese coronavirus epidemic, and it’s alleged he had been briefed on the dangerous nature of the epidemic before the public was fully aware of its highly contagious nature. He’s currently being investigated by the Senate Ethics Committee for his stock exchange sales in the weeks preceding the virus’ spread in America.
Burr began selling off stocks on February 13th, ultimately going on to liquidate $1.3 million of company shares.
Burr isn’t the only Senator who is suspected of potential insider trading in the weeks before the virus largely tanked the stock market. Georgia’s Kelly Loefler, California’s Dianne Feinstein, Oklahoma’s James Inhofe, and Georgia’s David Purdue all sold stocks in January and February, avoiding personal financial losses as a result of the virus’ impact on the economy.
Sources close to President Trump suggest that he would prefer for Burr to resign in light of the situation. Tucker Carlson called for Burr’s resignation in a scathing segment earlier this month.
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