On Saturday, Representative Justin Amash, Republican member of Congress representing the 3rd district of Michigan, surprised many by posting a series of blistering tweets accusing President Donald Trump of engaging in "impeachable conduct."
He began laying out his conclusions having read the redacted Mueller report, concluding primarily that:
Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s report.
President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct.
Here are my principal conclusions: 1. Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s report. 2. Pr… https://t.co/hGdDk1qgtW— Justin Amash (@Justin Amash) 1558207823.0
I offer these conclusions only after having read Mueller’s redacted report carefully and completely, having read or… https://t.co/WU2cZmFzgA— Justin Amash (@Justin Amash) 1558207823.0
He went on to savage Barr:
In comparing Barr’s principal conclusions, congressional testimony, and other statements to Mueller’s report, it is… https://t.co/gmdKGi3QFw— Justin Amash (@Justin Amash) 1558207824.0
Barr’s misrepresentations are significant but often subtle, frequently taking the form of sleight-of-hand qualifica… https://t.co/IJhXSSu6OI— Justin Amash (@Justin Amash) 1558207824.0
And explained how he sees impeachment:
Under our Constitution, the president “shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason,… https://t.co/AOlAkIp62I— Justin Amash (@Justin Amash) 1558207824.0
Mueller’s report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment.
Contrary to Barr’s portrayal, Mueller’s report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a patte… https://t.co/8sCROoSRZz— Justin Amash (@Justin Amash) 1558207824.0
In fact, Mueller’s report identifies multiple examples of conduct satisfying all the elements of obstruction of jus… https://t.co/a4GivBtCbv— Justin Amash (@Justin Amash) 1558207825.0
Impeachment, which is a special form of indictment, does not even require probable cause that a crime (e.g., obstru… https://t.co/GrtUmSwwob— Justin Amash (@Justin Amash) 1558207825.0
While impeachment should be undertaken only in extraordinary circumstances, the risk we face in an environment of e… https://t.co/G3EsaCqZLC— Justin Amash (@Justin Amash) 1558207825.0
He finished with this thought:
America’s institutions depend on officials to uphold both the rules and spirit of our constitutional system even wh… https://t.co/dDaByc4iOn— Justin Amash (@Justin Amash) 1558207826.0
The reactions to Amash's thread were overwhelmingly positive, with many messages of thanks:
@justinamash This brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for being brave, Justin.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa Milano) 1558213163.0
@justinamash Thank you congressman, from the bottom of my heart, for taking seriously your duty to the American peo… https://t.co/JpN3nSEeFs— Will Wilkinson 🌐 (@Will Wilkinson 🌐) 1558214019.0
@justinamash Thank you for this excellent thread and speaking the truth about Trump and Barr's assault on the law.— Tom Joseph (@Tom Joseph) 1558215538.0
@justinamash Thank you for your courage to put country over party.— Trelle Schffs (@Trelle Schffs) 1558215463.0