Monday on his nationally syndicated radio program, conservative commentator Mark Levin blasted Rep. Justin Amash’s (R-MI) recent views on President Donald Trump and impeachment, describing the libertarian-leaning congressman as “a Benedict Arnold versus the Constitution.”
” What Justin Amash did was a disgrace. He’s a Benedict Arnold,” Levin began, according to the Conservative Review. ” He’s a Benedict Arnold against the Constitution,” the radio host added. “While he postures to be for the Constitution. While he presents as a perfectionist of the Constitution, he’s no damn such thing.”
Amash is under fire after implicating President Trump of dedicating “impeachable” offenses originating from unique counsel Robert Mueller’s report on now-debunked collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 governmental election. The Michigan Republican politician likewise claimed Chief law officer William Barr misrepresented Mueller’s findings.
” Contrary to Barr’s portrayal, Mueller’s report reveals that President Trump participated in particular actions and a pattern of behavior that fulfills the limit for impeachment,” Amash wrote on Twitter Saturday. He then said that Mueller’s findings “recognizes numerous examples of conduct satisfying all the elements of obstruction of justice, and undoubtedly any person who is not the president of the United States would be indicted based on such proof.”
Levin went on to implicate Amash of being a hypocrite by smearing the chief law officer, while claiming to uphold the constitution.
[T] his guy stands up and pretends that he’s safeguarding the Constitution by calling Bill Barr a liar, by saying the president of the United States has actually demonstrated he ought to be impeached!” Levin said.
The Michigan lawmaker’s remarks have actually been met with blowback from leading Republican politicians, including President Trump himself. “Never ever a fan of@justinamash, an overall light-weight who opposes me and some of our terrific Republican concepts and policies just for the sake of getting his name out there through debate, the president tweeted on Sunday. “Justin is a loser who regretfully plays right into our opponents [sic] hands!” Appearing Sunday on the Fox News Channel, Home Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA ) dismissed Amash as nothing more than an attention-seeker. “You have actually got to comprehend Justin Amash. He’s remained in Congress quite a long time,” McCarthy stated. “I believe he’s asked one concern in all the committees that he’s remained in. He votes more with Nancy Pelosi than he ever votes with me. It’s a question whether he’s even in our Republican conference as a whole.”
In the wake of Amash’s remarks, Michigan State Rep. Jim Lower (R) on Monday announced he will install a main challenge against the congressman.
” Congressman Justin Amash tweets the other day requiring President Trump’s impeachment demonstrate how out of touch he is with the fact and how out of touch he is with people he represents,” Lower informed theDetroit Free Press“He should be changed and I am going to do it.”