House Freedom Caucus Condemns Rep Justin Amash After Impeachment Stance

Evie Fordham | Politics and Health Care Reporter

The conservative House Freedom Caucus condemned member Republican Michigan Rep. Justin Amash Monday after his Saturday comments that President Donald Trump “engaged in impeachable conduct.”

Every caucus member at the meeting Monday opposed Amash’s impeachment stance, Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan said, according to Politico. Amash was not at the meeting and has shown up for virtually no meetings the entire year, sources told Politico.

“It was every single person who totally disagrees with what he says,” Jordan said after the meeting, according to Politico. (RELATED: Financial Services Firm CEO Shares His Reaction To The NYT’s Latest Story On Trump’s Finances)

Jordan also said he had talked to Amash Saturday night to ask, “What are you doing?”

House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Jim Jordan speaks during a mark-up hearing where members may vote to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for not providing an unredacted copy of special prosecutor Robert Mueller's report in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill May 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Jim Jordan speaks during a mark-up hearing where members may vote to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for not providing an unredacted copy of special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s report in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill May 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

But Amash is still set to keep his membership in the Freedom Caucus even though he threatened to leave in 2018 after Trump went on the warpath against former Republican South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford, reported Politico. Sanford is an ex-member of the caucus.

The Freedom Caucus vote could be just the beginning of Amash’s troubles. Republican state Rep. Jim Lower will challenge Amash for the seat in Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District, Lower told the Detroit Free Press Monday.

Amash broke with his party to criticize Trump’s conduct and accuse Attorney General William Barr of “deliberately” misrepresenting special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report in Barr’s summary.

Trump hit back against Amash on Twitter Sunday.

“Never a fan of Justin Amash, 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 wrote Sunday.

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