In an exclusive interview with Brian Nichols, Congressman Justin Amash discussed a wide range of issues such as his Twitter feud with President Trump (especially after the Mueller Report showed what Amash considered to be evidence of “obstruction of justice”), the libertarian wing of the GOP post-Freedom Caucus, and his war against the FISA courts and warrantless surveillance.
The primary focus of the interview was aimed at the backlash Amash has received after coming out in favor of impeachment charges against Trump should it come to that point in Congress.
As Nichols brought up the issue of growing nationalist and populist wings within the GOP, Amash agreed that much of that sentiment was taking up much of the oxygen in the room of political conversation within the current form of the Republican Party.
Recently there has been much talk of Amash jumping into the presidential ring as an anti-Trump candidate but recent polling in his own primary for his congressional district showing him trailing his primary opponent came out right around the time Amash announced he had no interest in competing for the White House in 2020.
Pro-Amash activist Elaine Joan for example stands stands by Amash’s decision, when he officially clarifies whether or not he is running for President in 2020. When asked if it would upset her if he decided not to she states, “No, running for any office is a deeply personal decision. He has stated more than once the option is not off the table, so we will see what happens in the next few months. It could definitely still happen. “
“I hope people realize that there are still a few good statesmen in this country who want better for their districts and demand a higher caliber of leadership from the Oval Office” Joan stated, continuing “than what we are currently getting. Integrity does not have to be the exception to the rule” Joan commented.
EDITORS NOTE: An earlier publishing of this article states Rep. Amash did openly announce no 2020, actual statements and remarks to the press show he has no intentions of a formal decision as of now and are still keeping all options open.