Rep. Justin Amash One of the First Republicans to Raise Impeachment for President Trump

House Freedom Caucus member, Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), speaks during a Politico Playbook Breakfast interview, at the W Hotel, on April 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) said that if reports that President Donald Trump removed FBI Director James Comey to end an investigation prove correct, then that would merit impeachment.

Congressman Justin Amash became one of the first Republican lawmakers to discuss impeaching President Trump.

The New York Times reported on Tuesday that Trump allegedly tried to pressure Comey to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, according to a memo written by Comey.

Amash, asked if the details of the Comey memo were true, said, “Yes,” that he would support impeachment if they were true.

“But everybody gets a fair trial in this country,” the Michigan representative added.

Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC) and Amash remain the only two Republicans to co-sponsor a Democratic bill to establish an independent investigation into Russia’s role in the November election.

The contrarian congressman said that he would support the FBI director’s word over President Trump’s. He admitted, “I think it’s pretty clear I have more confidence in Director Comey.”



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