Congressman Justin Amash (I-MI) left the Republican Party in July of last year after frustration with its enabling of President Donald Trump.
Amash is at it again after Trump tried to dismiss new allegations by former National Security Advisor John Bolton, who wrote in a manuscript of his upcoming memoir that Trump sought to withhold congressionally approved aid from Ukraine until its President announced investigations into the Bidens.
This, like 16,241 other statements made by Trump, was false.
The House committees overseeing the impeachment inquiry against Trump did seek Bolton's testimony, but Bolton said he'd only testify if subpoenaed. Hoping to avoid a drawn-out court process when inevitably challenged by the White House, the committee decided to leave it up to the Senate to subpoena Bolton.
Secondly, it most certainly is up to the Senate now. Senators have the power to vote to subpoena witnesses and every single impeachment trial has called witnesses to be deposed.
Amash wasted no time pointing out that Trump was lying.
Others agreed with his analysis.
Some thanked Amash for being one of the few non-Democrats to consistently call out Trump.
But Amash wasn't the only one to call out Trump's latest lies.
Senators Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Susan Collins (R-ME) have said that Bolton's latest allegations bolster the case for hearing witnesses, though they haven't confirmed yet which way they'll vote when it comes time to call them.