There is one Republican in Congress who is backing President Trump’s impeachment and his name is Justin Amash.
Many think he will try to primary Trump for the GOP nomination or take him on from a third party. Others think he is simply quitting politics altogether and may be trying to set himself up for a huge payday.
Enter Don Trump Jr who just sent Amash an ominous message to Amash. From The Hill:
Donald Trump Jr. on Thursday tweeted that he could appear alongside the GOP primary challenger to Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) amid reports that President Trump would be willing to give his backing to a challenger to the former House Freedom Caucus member.
In the tweet, Trump Jr. wrote that “Michigan is beautiful during primary season,” a hint that the president’s eldest son, who has actively campaigned in the past for Republican candidates, could end up supporting a primary challenge to Amash from the right after the lawmaker became the first Republican in Congress to call for Trump to face impeachment hearings.
“See you soon Justin,” Trump Jr. wrote. “I hear Michigan is beautiful during primary season.”
Amash, in a reply on Twitter, said: “If it’s what you say I love it especially later in the summer,” an apparent reference to an email Trump Jr. sent in the buildup to the infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting.
Amash, who said last month that Trump should face impeachment over his conduct outlined in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian election interference and the Trump campaign, has battled mainstream Republicans and the Republican National Committee (RNC) over his stance and has even hinted at the possibility of a presidential campaign challenging Trump.
The Michigan Republican currently faces one announced primary challenger, Republican state Rep. Jim Lower, who has publicly expressed support for the president and has opposed Amash’s calls for impeachment.
Politico reported Wednesday that the president has considered officially endorsing Lower while discussing the possibility with top members of the party, including RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel.
See you soon Justin… I hear Michigan is beautiful during primary season. https://t.co/dZzDU9240V
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 13, 2019
if it's what you say I love it especially later in the summer https://t.co/KmtA2khvLs
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) June 13, 2019