Donald Trump Jr. took on Republican Rep. Justin Amash on Twitter Thursday and floated the idea of a primary challenge, after Amash became the first GOP House member to call for the impeachment of President Trump.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Tuesday that Republican Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan is "in a different place from the majority of all of us" after Amash announced Monday evening he would be leaving the conservative House Freedom Caucus, of which he was a founding member.
The lone Republican calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment has quit an influential caucus of House conservatives.A spokeswoman for Michigan Rep. Justin Amash confirmed on Tuesday that he had resigned from the Freedom Caucus. Amash is one of the group's founders, but it is now controlled by Trump's allies. Amash called for Trump's impeachment last month based on special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia's election meddling and the president's efforts to shut down the investigation. Mueller did not find that Trump or his allies conspired with Russia, but he declined to clear Trump of obstruction of justice. Amash has not said whether he will run for re-election to his Grand Rapids-area seat. He has left open the prospect of running for president in 2020 as a Libertarian.