Trump hits Amash after congressman doubles down on impeachment talk
Added 05-20-19 06:58:01pm EST - “President Trump on Monday bashed Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) as a "loser" and suggested he may be looking to run for higher office by accusing the president of engaging in impeachable conduct.” - Thehill.com
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'I will not let Iran have nuclear weapons' Rocket attack hits Baghdad's Green Zone amid escalating tensions: reports Buttigieg on Trump tweets: 'I don't care' MORE on Monday bashed Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashClash with Trump marks latest break with GOP leaders for Justin Amash Trump fires back at 'loser' GOP lawmaker who said he'd engaged in 'impeachable conduct' Romney: Justin Amash 'reached a different conclusion' than I did on impeachment MORE (R-Mich.) as a "loser" and suggested he may be looking to run for higher office by accusing the president of engaging in impeachable conduct.
"I’ve known him and he’s been against Trump from the beginning," the president told reporters outside the White House when asked about Amash's comments.
"He probably wants to run for some other office," he continued. "I don’t think he’ll do very well. He’s been a loser for a long time. Rarely votes for Republicans, and personally I think he’s not much."
Trump had previously addressed Amash's calls for impeachment on Twitter, but Monday marked his first in-person comments.
Amash on Saturday became the first Republican lawmaker to say Trump engaged in "impeachable conduct." The House Freedom Caucus member concluded after reading special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's 448-page report that it showed "multiple examples of conduct satisfying all the elements of obstruction of justice."
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