Justin Amash Loved New Captain America Movie
Congressman Justin Amash, (R-MI) is a big fan of the new Captain America movie, pointing out that the message of the movie aligned very well with his own views on politics.
“I like Captain America and actually the most recent movie was fantastic,” Amash said during a WOOD Radio interview on the The Justin Barclay Show in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Amash said that the movie directed a strong warning of the dangers government surveillance, suggesting that his Republican primary opponent would have sided with the bad guys in the film.
“It really was right up my alley in terms of the message. It was directed at people like my opponent, frankly, who think you need to monitor every single American in the country, that the Fourth Amendment doesn’t matter - it was directed at those people.”
Amash is in a primary battle for his congressional seat, facing Republican businessman Brian Ellis. Ellis has campaigned against Amash’s principled stance on surveillance issues, particularly his fight to reform the National Security Agency
During the interview, Amash was asked by Barclay if he felt that he was being monitored for opposing invasive surveillance programs under the NSA.
“I suspect that I’m being monitored, but you know every American is being tracked right now,” he said, calling the practice “extremely dangerous” for Americans.
“The founders would be outraged if they found out what we were doing today,” he said, promising to continue fighting to improve the system.
“If I get a little extra scrutiny in the process, then so be it,” he said.