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Sen. Angus King: Amash Right to Leave Republican Party

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine
Sen. Angus King, I-Maine (Robert F. Bukaty/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 04 July 2019 11:00 AM

Sen. Angus King Thursday cheered Rep. Justin Amash's decision to leave the Republican Party, saying becoming an independent is something that many Americans are doing.

"I think my first reaction is 'hooray, my caucus just grew by 30% in Congress," the Maine independent lawmaker told CNN's "New Day." "No, I fully understand the decision the representative made, and I think he's right."

The two-party system controls politics while not expressing the views of the majority of Americans, said King.

"I know in Maine at least 40% of the American people are unenrolled," said King. "That means they're independent and not a part of either party."

King also spoke about President Donald Trump's continued call for a citizenship question to remain on the 2020 census and said he thinks that's because he's "literally had no one in his life to say no to him and he can't stand it.

"The wall, he got a decision on building the wall today he's not going to like, but that's the way our whole system is designed," said King. "Our whole system is designed so that no one has all the power. And he just doesn't want to accept that."

He added that he does not think Trump will be able to change the wording through an executive order.

"The constitution, by the way, is really clear that the count is of persons," said King. It uses the word "Persons." It's even capitalized. And in the prior paragraph and article 1 section 2 uses the word citizens as people who can vote. The whole purpose of the census is how many more bodies are there in the United States, not whether they're citizens or not citizens."

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Sen. Angus King Thursday cheered Rep. Justin Amash's decision to leave the Republican Party, saying becoming an independent is something that many Americans are doing.
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