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While most House Republicans are seen as hopeless causes when it comes to the effort to impeach President Donald Trump for his corrupt dealings in Ukraine, some hoped that moderate Republican Will Hurd from Texas—who won't be running for reelection at the end of this term—would be at least one Republican who might step across the aisle for the sake of the country.

Those hopes were seemingly dashed on Thursday with Hurd's speech during the final public impeachment hearings in the Committee.

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The United States Constitution dictates:

"The House of Representatives ... shall have the sole Power of Impeachment." ~ Article I, Section 2, Clause 5

The permission of the President, the Senate or the minority party in the House is not required to proceed with impeachment despite GOP and White House claims to the contrary.

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While many Democratic lawmakers remain hesitant to call for impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump, fearing the move would be politically damning, one Republican congressman isn't being so cautious—and his constituents are supporting him.

Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) called for Trump's impeachment in a series of tweets last week, despite representing counties that went to Trump in the 2016 election in a state that ultimately did the same.

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On May 18, 2019 Michigan Republican Representative Justin Amash tweeted a message many people waited to hear from a member of the GOP. Amash—who criticized President Donald Trump previously—stated the President "engaged in impeachable conduct." But Trump called it all a lie.

As expected, President Trump did not allow the post to go without a response. On Sunday, May 19, Trump tweeted a series of attacks against Amash. But his response was quickly questioned by his Twitter nemesis George Conway who said the lies were by Trump, not Amash or the Mueller investigation.

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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:

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After President Donald Trump on Monday promised another bailout for farmers stung by retaliatory tariffs, one Republican Congressman is crying foul.

"Today I am making good on my promise to defend our Farmers & Ranchers from unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations," Trump tweeted. "I have authorized Secretary Perdue to implement the 2nd round of Market Facilitation Payments. Our economy is stronger than ever–we stand with our Farmers!"

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The House of Representatives yesterday voted to curb federal asset forfeitures, the practice of seizing money and private property from people who are suspected of illegal activity but who have not necessarily been charged. The House measure, which passed by a virtually unanimous voice vote, would defund a federal asset forfeiture program reinstated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Obama-era AG Eric Holder had previously taken steps to restrict the program, with exceptions for public safety reasons.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers approved Amendment 126 to the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, that will roll back Sessions' expansion of civil asset forfeiture. This group, led by Representative Justin Amash (R-MI), also included Representatives Ro Khanna (D-CA), Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Don Beyer (D-VA), Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Mark Sanford (R-SC), Raúl Labrador (R-ID), and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA).

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