Congressman Justin Amash—a former Republican—announced his 3rd party candidacy for President with the Libertarian Party.
Today, I launched an exploratory committee to seek the @LPNational’s nomination for president of the United States. Americans are ready for practical approaches based in humility and trust of the people.We’re ready for a presidency that will restore respect for our Constitution and bring people together. I’m excited and honored to be taking these first steps toward serving Americans of every background as president.
President Trump took to Twitter with his response.
I think Amash would make a wonderful candidate, especially since he is way behind in his district and has no chance of maintaining his Congressional seat. He almost always votes for the Do Nothing Dems anyway. I like him even more than Jill Stein!
Why it’s Important:
Justin Amash bucked the Republican Party during the Democrat-led impeachment of Donald Trump. He became a noted critic of the president’s, strongly supporting the left’s effort to remove him from office.
Because of his support for impeachment, he officially left the party in 2019.
President Trump used the opportunity to call to attention Amash’s dwindling chances at re-election within his district. He claimed Amash was “way behind,” implying his sudden presidential run was to cover for his impending loss.
Trump referenced Jill Stein a left-leaning 3rd party candidate from 2016. Some believe her campaign took votes from Hillary Clinton, helping assure Trump’s victory.
Does Trump’s mocking tweet imply that Amash also help Trump in 2020?
- Justin Amash, for Republican, is now challenging President Trump as a libertarian candidate
- Amash broke from the party to back the left’s impeachment of the president.
- Donald Trump mocked Amash in a tweet, suggesting his campaign would help his run.