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Rep. Amash, who called for Trump's impeachment, gets primary challenger


Added 05-20-19 10:18:02am EST - “Two days after GOP Rep. Justin Amash claimed that President Trump committed impeachable offenses, a Michigan state representative has stepped forward to challenge him in the primary election. ? Sta?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Rep. Amash, who called for Trump’s impeachment, gets primary challenger”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Two days after GOP Rep. Justin Amash claimed that President Trump committed impeachable offenses, a Michigan state representative has stepped forward to challenge him in the primary election. ​

State Rep. Jim Lower​, calling himself a ​”​pro-Trump, pro-life, pro-jobs, pro-Second Amendment, pro-family values Republican​,” announced on Monday his intention to run against Amash in 2020. ​

“Congressman Justin Amash tweets yesterday calling for President Trump’s impeachment show how out of touch he is with the truth and how out of touch he is with people he represents,” Lower said​, according to the Detroit Free Press​. “He must be replaced and I am going to do it.”

​Lower had planned to announce that he would challenge Amash around July 4 but moved it up after the fifth-term congressman said that Trump met the “threshold of impeachment” in a series​ Twitter postings on Saturday.

​Amash, first elected in 2010, said he concluded after reading Robert Mueller’s report that Trump “engaged in impeachable conduct” and that Attorney General William Barr “deliberately misrepresented” the special counsel’s findings.

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