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Justin Amash Votes with Democrats to Subpoena Kellyanne Conway for Bogus ‘Hatch Act’ Allegations

This is the latest betrayal from the turncoat Congressman who has stabbed Republicans in the back.

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In the latest phase of the Democrat-pushed witch hunt against the Trump administration, the House Oversight and Reform Committee voted 25-16 to subpoena White House counselor Kellyanne Conway today over alleged violations of the Hatch Act.

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) was the only Republican to vote with the Democrats to subpoena Conway, as the impeachment champion continues his betrayal of his party, his constituents, and the Fourth Amendment.

“There are rarely issues that come before our committee that are so clear-cut, but this is one of them,” Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) said. “This is about right and wrong. This is about the core principle of our precious democracy, that nobody, not one person, nobody in this country is above the law.”

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Henry Kerner, who leads the OSC and wrote the report claiming Conway violated the Hatch Act, claimed earlier today that Conway’s behavior “created an unprecedented challenge to OSC’s ability to enforce the Hatch Act.”

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“Her conduct sent a false message to other federal employees that they need not abide by the Hatch Act, or that senior officials are above the law,” Kerner testified. “I’m here to emphatically say that’s not the case.”

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) of the House Freedom Caucus blasted the ridiculousness of Kerner’s request:

Amash, who recently left the House Freedom Caucus after calling for impeachment, is now essentially caucusing with the Democrats. He works to give their witch hunt against President Trump bipartisan cover at every opportunity.

He had previously voted with Democrats on the Oversight Committee to hold AG William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress over a subpoena attempt regarding the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Amash is on the record supporting illegals having the right to vote in certain elections.

“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.

“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 will likely continue doing the Democratic Party’s dirty work as he heads into a fierce primary battle with two Republican challengers in 2020.

He is also rumored to make a jump to the marginal Libertarian Party as their presidential candidate where he hopes to play spoiler against Trump in the key battleground state of Michigan, and potentially hand over the election to his Democratic Party allies.

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Democrat Congressmen Introduce Term Limits Legislation for SCOTUS Justices As Trump Prepares Nominee

Interesting timing.

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Three Democrat members of Congress are introducing legislation to institute term limits for Supreme Court justices, as President Trump prepares to nominate his third candidate for the court following the death of progressive liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Democrats Joe Kennedy, Ro Khanna, and Don Beyer are proposing legislation that would limit SCOTUS justice to a maximum term of eighteen years on the court.

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Khanna has proposed an idea that would allow Presidents to appoint two judges in each term. “Senior” members of the court would be required to basically retired for every new member of the court.

It’s pretty funny the Democrats are uniting behind these proposals the moment they appear primed to lose control of the Supreme Court for a generation. They weren’t complaining when Obama was trying to replace Antonin Scalia with progressive Merrick Garland, even going so far as claiming that the stealth liberal was entitled to the seat. Reports emerging Friday suggest that President Donald Trump intends to nominate Amy Coney Barrett, a mostly conservative judge with a pro-life and immigration hawk judicial record.

The judicial branch of government is arguably the most flawed element of American governance, and it’s highly questionable how institutions such as the Supreme Court are able to appoint themselves a nearly unlimited amount of political power.

A better reform proposals would be to institute term limits for justices that only go into effect after the current members of the court vacate their seats. Anything else is simply a political power grab.

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