Justin Amash. Now there’s a piece of…er…work!
J’accuse Amash? Just how pure are you? any conflicts of interest lurking in your votes and grandstanding – any, any at all?**
He’s Stuart Smalley’s Little Brother… “Good Enough, Smart Enough, and, Doggone It, People Like Me”
– Amash is a “Libertarian Republican”! Politico described him as “one of the most conservative members of Congress.” (I’m sure, to Politico, anybody this side of AOC is “the most conservative”.)
– Amash, as he is described, is ‘pro-life’: however, he voted against defunding Planned Parenthood…with “good reason”, of course. There always is with Justin. *
– Amash accused Attorney General William Barr of lying to protect the President. (How about that? LYING! Strong stuff, Justin. Also, very irresponsible…as well as smug, pious, wrong, and ‘oily’.)
– Amash backed Rand Paul, a REAL libertarian for president. Senator Paul dealt with failure to win the Oval office with an admirable degree of class. But, the petulant congressman, Amash, couldn’t!
A “libertarian”?! Is this guy the kind of person… childish, a seeker of approval in all the wrong places… that Libertarians are willing to claim as ‘one of their own’? (We believe Justin Amash is more aligned with Maxine Waters, “High Pockets” Nadler, and “Pencil Neck”!
Amash is not the font of wisdom he thinks he is, nor is he “conflicted’ about anything…he’s just intensely devoted to attention-seeking.)
– “Mueller’s report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment,” (so sayeth the man from Michigan…or was that Adam Schiff)?
– In February 2019 Amash was the only House Republican to co-sponsor a resolution blocking Trump’s national emergency declaration seeking additional funds to build physical barriers on the southern border. He tweeted, “A national emergency declaration for a non-emergency is void”. (A :”non-emergency”…eh, Justin?)
– Why did Amash decide to advocate the impeachment of Trump? According to Wikipedia, Shane Trejo suggests that the motive is financial. He notes that Amash “has significant business interests in China that may be harmed by Trump’s ‘America First’ trade policies.”
– In July 2018 House Republicans introduced a resolution supporting the officers and personnel of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Amash was the only Republican in the chamber to vote against the resolution. He had good reason, we must assume…because he’s a pretty brilliant guy…just ask him.
– In December 2018 Amash was one of eight House Republicans to vote against a stopgap government funding bill that included $5.7 billion in border wall funding. Amash tweeted, “This massive, wasteful spending bill – stuffed with unrelated items – passed 217–185. It’s amazing how some wall funding causes my fellow Republicans to embrace big government.”
– In February 2019 Amash was the only House Republican to co-sponsor a resolution blocking Trump’s national emergency declaration seeking additional funds to build physical barriers on the southern border. He tweeted, “A national emergency declaration for a non-emergency is void. A prerequisite for declaring an emergency is that the situation requires immediate action and Congress does not have an opportunity to act. @POTUS @realDonaldTrump is attempting to circumvent our constitutional system.” On February 25 Amash was one of 13 House Republicans to vote to block Trump’s declaration.
– The Arab Christian Amash staunchly opposed Trump’s travel ban on countries that are terrorist threats.
On occasion, Amash, like the blind squirrel, does stumble on to an ‘acorn’ (but, certainly has ‘good reasons):
– Amash has criticized the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), arguing that many environmental regulations are overreaching. Amash voted in favor of the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011, which would have amended the Clean Air Act of 1963 to prohibit the EPA from regulating specified greenhouse gasses as air pollutants. In a 2017 debate, Amash “exaggerated uncertainty around the basics of climate science”—specifically, the scientific consensus that carbon emissions cause climate change. Amash opposed Obama’s decision to sign the Paris Agreement to combat climate change. Amash voted against legislation to block Trump’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement. Amash voted in favor of legislation “expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy.” (Wikipedia)
– Most notable about The Most Righteous Mr. Amash’s concerns about his interpretation of the Mueller “narrative” is that he sees no point in examining the illegalities, motivations, and unconstitutional behavior on the part of the federal law enforcement and national security agencies’ in their effort to overturn an election and topple a legitimately elected government. All of which is far better documented than the Mueller innuendo!
From The Hill:
What’s Amash Doing in The freedom Caucus, the Liberty Caucus…in Fact, Congress??
From Townhall: House Freedom Caucus Formally Condemns Justin Amash
*His reason – he interpreted it as singling out Planned Parenthood and therefor it was somehow a “bill of attainder.” forbidden by the Constitution. Not even close. But according to Mister Constitution somehow an organization is entitled to funding unless they have been found guilty of a preexisting crime. No such element of a bill of attainder was proffered by Congress as regards Planned Parenthood. But according to Amash if you give to one organization because of its interest in a subject you must give to any and all? Would that be equally Mr. Amash? And if non-discrimination is a requirement for grants then one must ask if Congress must give to PETA in furtherance of any price supports for dairy interests?
**Moreon the Amash virtue
And alas, we come to Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), one of the few libertarians in Congress, who recently declared that Trump could be impeached, which is rich given that police state tactics were used against the president and some of his staff during the 2016 election. Also, there could be a China connection. Yep, trade is causing tension between the U.S. and China and it would seem that the Michigan congressman has some investments that could get squeezed. Sofia Carbone at Human Events has the story: