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Amash Says He's Not Alone Among GOP Lawmakers on Trump Impeachment Views

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Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 22 May 2019 09:48 PM

Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., says a few of his GOP peers have privately expressed sympathy for his view that there’s a case for the impeachment of President Donald Trump based on obstruction of justice.

In remarks to CNN, Amash said he was not alone in his assertion last Sunday on Twitter that the Mueller report shows behavior and actions that "meet the threshold for impeachment."

"There are people who are still reviewing [the Mueller report]," he told CNN. "I've had people who, after I made my tweets said, 'Boy, they'd better review it more carefully now and they hadn't really gone through it before.'"

"I mean, volume two speaks for itself," he added. "So people who are baffled by it, I wonder how carefully they read volume two because it's there. There's a difference between skimming the pages and actually reading it and understanding it."

Amash said, however, he’s got no plans to sign onto any Democratic impeachment resolutions.

"I'd want to make sure that whatever I do legislatively is based on the positions I have and not based on some positions someone else has," he said.

President Donald Trump and other GOP lawmakers have accused Amash of leveling the impeachment charge in an attempt to gain publicity. 

But Amash told CNN his "job is to defend the Constitution."

"I'm laying out the information I want to lay out and it's not about getting on TV or anything like that," he said. "I want to make sure that I'm presenting it in the most clear-cut, sober way possible."

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Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., says a few of his GOP peers have privately expressed sympathy for his view that there's a case for the impeachment of President Donald Trump based on obstruction of justice
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