Trump Lashes Out At ‘Total Lightweight’ GOP Lawmaker For Calling Out His Criminal Behavior
President Donald Trump slammed Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) for saying that the president’s behavior in office had reached the “threshold for impeachment.” Trump accused the conservative lawmaker of being “misguided” if he “actually read the biased” report put together by special counsel Robert Mueller.
“Never a fan of @justinamash, a total lightweight who opposes me and some of our great Republican ideas and policies just for the sake of getting his name out there through controversy,” Trump said on Twitter.
Trump added that Amash would see that he was misguided if he “actually read the biased” report put together by special counsel Robert Mueller.
“He would see that it was nevertheless strong on NO COLLUSION and, ultimately, NO OBSTRUCTION,” Trump said. “Anyway, how do you Obstruct when there is no crime and, in fact, the crimes were committed by the other side? Justin is a loser who sadly plays right into our opponents hands!”
Amash, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, on Saturday became the first GOP lawmaker to say that the president’s conduct was “impeachable.”
The GOP lawmaker made the accusation in a series of tweets that laid out his thoughts on Mueller’s investigation as well as the presentation of his report. Amash argued that the report identified “multiple examples of conduct satisfying all the elements of obstruction of justice.”
He also criticized Attorney General William Barr, saying that he “deliberately” misrepresented Mueller’s finding when he sent a four-page memo about the investigation to Congress earlier this year.
“Mueller’s report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment,” Amash said at one point.
Amash also criticized the partisanship in Congress, saying that it has “eroded our system of checks and balances.”
His remarks break with many of the arguments members of the Trump administration and GOP lawmakers have made since Mueller’s 22-month investigation ended.
….he would see that it was nevertheless strong on NO COLLUSION and, ultimately, NO OBSTRUCTION…Anyway, how do you Obstruct when there is no crime and, in fact, the crimes were committed by the other side? Justin is a loser who sadly plays right into our opponents hands!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 19, 2019
While the Mueller report revealed that the special counsel did not find sufficient evidence to conclude that a conspiracy took place between Moscow and the Trump campaign, it also said that Mueller was unable to make a conclusive determination on obstruction of justice.