First Republican Makes Unprecedented Move, Comes Out In Support Of Impeachment

It's about damn time!

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Throngs of Democrats across the nation have been calling for Donald Trump’s impeachment for months now, especially in the wake of the Mueller Report’s revelations of obstruction and the conspiracy still to this day taking place between Trump’s administration and the Republicans in Congress to hinder our government from conducting even a shred of oversight.

However, Republicans certainly haven’t been chomping at the bit to jump on the impeachment bandwagon. Some of them have avoided the topic because they still support the president for whatever reason. Some of them have steered clear because they’re afraid of losing their job. Either way, not one single member of the GOP has yet stood up and spoken out in support of booting the president. Until now.

Republican Congressman Justin Amash went public to say he has come to the conclusion that “President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct” after having read the entire redacted Mueller report.


In a Twitter thread posted by the Congressman to his account, Amash said, “Mueller’s report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment.”

Amash says that he “read Mueller’s redacted report carefully and completely” and came to these conclusions:

1. Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s report.
2. President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct.
3. Partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances.
4. Few members of Congress have read the report.”

The Michigan congressman was also heavily critical of Attorney General Bill Barr, most importantly in his release of a 4-page summary.

“In comparing Barr’s principal conclusions, congressional testimony, and other statements to Mueller’s report, it is clear that Barr intended to mislead the public about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s analysis and findings,” he wrote. “Contrary to Barr’s portrayal, Mueller’s report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment.”

“Few members of Congress even read Mueller’s report; their minds were made up based on partisan affiliation,” Amash said. “America’s institutions depend on officials to uphold both the rules and spirit of our constitutional system even when to do so is personally inconvenient or yields a politically unfavorable outcome.”

All we can say is fucking finally. Here’s to hoping that the rest of them follow suit.

You can read the full Twitter thread here:

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