Rep. Justin Amash—the first, and thus far only, Republican member of Congress to call for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump—received a standing ovation from his constituents during a town hall in his Michigan district Tuesday after he doubled down on his condemnation of the president’s “dangerous” conduct.
“Democrats who are reluctant to impeach might want to take note of the reaction from voters in Republican Justin Amash’s district.”
—John Nichols, The Nation
While several Trump supporters in the audience of around 900 Michiganders said they will no longer back Amash—who is facing a primary challenge in 2020 due to his support for impeachment—the town hall crowd appeared overwhelmingly supportive of the Republican congressman’s stance.
“We can’t let conduct like that go unchecked,” Amash said. “Congress has a duty to keep the president in check.”
Amash warned that refusing to consider impeachment as a response to the behavior detailed in the Mueller report poses “a greater risk than the risk that it will be used too often.”