Justin Amash Tells CNN That He is Once Again Considering a Presidential Run as a Libertarian
Ex-Republican turncoat Justin Amash is once again considering a run for the presidential nomination in 2020 as a Libertarian, the Independent lawmaker from Grand Rapids, Mich. told CNN.
Amash, who is currently running as an Independent for Congressman in Michigan’s 3rd District, is still up in the air regarding his presidential ambitions. He says he will only consider a run if he sees a path for victory.
It has long been rumored that Amash’s betrayal of the Republican Party and support of the deep state coup against President Trump was done to bolster his presidential ambitions.
Libertarian Party (LP) officials have flirted with Amash and openly pined for him to be their presidential contender. The LP also endorsed the deep state railroading of President Trump through the impeachment farce:
The Libertarian Party (LP) officially endorsed the impeachment of President Donald Trump on Friday, releasing a statement indicating their support of the Democrat-driven witch hunt.
LP Chairman Nick Sarwark published a post on Facebook stating that it is time to tell the President that he is fired.
Sarwark wrote: “As Chairman of the Libertarian Party, I urge the House to approve the articles of impeachment and send them to the Senate for a trial. This will start the process of telling the president those words he’s so familiar with, ‘You’re fired!’”
Sarwark bashed the petty partisanship of Washington D.C. while endorsing an impeachment witch hunt that is one of the most egregious examples of this phenomenon.
“Like the plurality of Americans who don’t identify with a political party, we are not on Team Red or Team Blue, but we are hurt by the bad policies of both,” he wrote.
“That’s why the Congress should impeach and remove the current president. He has shown disrespect for the Constitution, spending money without congressional approval, sending troops into war without a congressional declaration, and refusing to cooperate with congressional requests and subpoenas,” Sarwark added.
“This is not an issue of policy disagreement or personal animosity. When someone doesn’t have the ability to do the job properly, they need to be fired,” he concluded.
From his past comments, it is clear that Amash has the itch to run for the presidency.
“Most Americans, in my view, fall within the sphere of libertarianism or classical liberalism. They might not call themselves libertarian, they might not call themselves classical liberals, but they fall within that sphere and could support a party that presents those ideas. And so I think that there is room for a third party presenting those, that presenting that vision,” Amash said to Vox last year.
“That kind of perception of third-party candidates and independent candidates is a problem,” Amash said regarding the idea that third-party candidates cannot compete in elections during an interview with the Detroit News last year.
“One of the reasons it’s persisted as a problem is we haven’t had strong candidates typically running third-party campaigns or independent campaigns. I really think if you have a strong candidate, that person can far exceed expectations,” Amash added.
While Amash would obviously have no chance to win the presidency if he ran as a Libertarian, he could theoretically peel off voters from Trump in the battleground state of Michigan, which may be the ulterior motive behind his potential run.