Justin the “Pious”
A Blast From The Past!
From the archives of the widely respected Veritaspac blog, “return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear… (as an announcer would introduce the “Lone Ranger” radio show) “from out of the west with the speed of light and a hearty ‘Hi-yo Silver’…” comes Justin Amash, current US congressman (I,MI) and future presidential candidate.
It was ‘way back’ in 2017, we found congressman Amash lurking in the Republican caucus, disguised as a conservative and member of the Freedom Caucus.
He was then celebrated as one of the first GOP members of congress to talk openly about the possible impeachment of President Trump.
Our comment accompanying the story from The Hill ( https://thehill.com/homenews/house/333803-first-republicans-talk-impeachment-for-trump) urged the voters in Amash’s district to send him to the ranks of the unemployed in the 2018 mid-terms.
It was obvious to us that whoever won the election in that Michigan congressional district could not be worse for the party, President Trump, and America, than “Justin the Pious”.
As we know, the voters did not take our advice; they returned Amash to Congress as a “Republican”!
And, now, as of last week, their district is represented by an “Independent” ; and which Party caucus would you guess the saintly Amash will align with? (our contemporaneous comment below this more recent video) DLH
Amash roasted by a constituent
Here is our commentary from May, 2017:
UNjustin Amash opines
Posted on May 18, 2017
Amash apparently has little regard for the image of the FBI
“Asked by another reporter whether he trusted Comey’s word or Trump’s, Amash said: “I think it’s pretty clear I have more confidence in Director Comey.”
I WOULD ASK CONGRESSMAN AMASH, HOPEFULLY ON HIS WAY OUT THE DOOR, EXACTLY WHAT IT IS ABOUT JAMES COMEY THAT INSPIRES SUCH “CONFIDENCE”.
After all, Mr. Comey is a big expert on “intent”. Can he say unequivocally that it was President trump’s “intent” to force him to halt the investigation of Michael Flynn?
Based on Comey’s alleged meticulous notes, would any “reasonable prosecutor” bring such a case?
I fervently hope that Justin Amash will have to find work somewhere else after 2018, regardless of this event’s outcome.
Maybe he and John McCain, between them, would have the expertise to run a taco stand…well, maybe not!
What a turkey! DLH
Republicans are beginning to talk of the possibility that President Trump could face impeachment after reports that he pressed ousted FBI Director James Comey to end an investigation of former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
While Republicans are choosing their words carefully, the fact that impeachment is even being mentioned is notable in Washington’s polarized political environment.
Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) on Wednesday said if the reports about Trump’s pressure on Comey are true, it would merit impeachment.
Amash spoke a day after The New York Times on Tuesday reported that Trump tried to pressure Comey to stop investigating Flynn.
According to a memo written by Comey after the February meeting, the president told Comey “I hope you can let this go.”
Asked by The Hill if the details in the memo would merit impeachment if they’re true, Amash replied: “Yes.”
“But everybody gets a fair trial in this country,” Amash added as he left a House GOP conference meeting.