Republican Michigan MP Justin Amash announced Monday night that he would leave the influential conservative House Freedom Caucus just weeks after he aroused his colleagues' anger by arguing in Twitter posts that President Trump was a criminal Has committed acts, Fox News has learned.
Amash insisted on a meeting of the Freedom Caucus Board that his departure was voluntary. Amash said he did not want to continue being a "further distraction" for the Caucus, led by North Carolina GOP MP Mark Meadows.
Ohio MP Jim Jordan, a member of the Freedom Caucus, told Fox News "Ingraham Angle" Monday night when Meadows and Amash came to a decision after several discussions.
Jordan said the republican members of the group still regarded Amash as a friend, but their disagreements were "sharp" and meaningful.
] "Some Presidential actions were inherently corrupt," Amash tweeted in May. "Other acts were corrupt ̵
Amash also accused Attorney General Bill Barr of deliberately misrepresenting Müller's report by attorney's hand.
President Trump In response, Amash wrote that Amash was a "loser" and a "lightweight" who wanted to gain national recognition.
In a town hall in Grand Rapids, Michigan, late last month, some voters insulted Amash because he had pushed for impeachment while several others praised him for renouncing his party and basically standing.
"You are talking about the Constitution and how important it is, but nothing that Müller has produced in this report, nothing that has been said about him and President Trump is constitutional and was a disgraceful tactic because the Democrats are working that way" said a trump supporter Amash. "How can you become a Democrat if we choose you as a Republican because you just drank the same Kool-Aid as all the Democrats did?"
Amash then defended his record in Congress and told Town Hall attendees that he had "One of the constitutionally most conservative and financially conservative" voting documents of all current legislatures and the leader of "almost all scorecards" Conservative groups.
Another woman, Anna Timmer, criticized Amash for being "outstanding" and tried to hone his "national profile" while arguing that an impeachment investigation would "tear down this country".
Later she told Fox News that the city hall was "full of Democrats" shaking their fists.
Another Caucus member, Kevin McCarthy, repeated Timmer's complaints in May.
"That's what he wants, he wants attention," McCarthy said in Sunday Morning Futures. He went on to express doubts about Amash's republican passions in general.
"You have to understand Justin Amash. He has been in Congress for some time. I think he asked a question in all the committees he was in. Nancy Pelosi is more in tune with me than he ever voted with me. It is a question of whether he will attend our republican conference at all.
Amash criticized Republicans and Democrats for hastily judging Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report and accusing his colleagues of pronouncing on the side of the policy they are on, rather than the facts.
Few members of Congress even read Miller's report. Their opinion was based on partisan affiliation, "Amash tweeted," and it showed with representatives and senators from both parties who made final statements within hours of publishing the 448-page report. "
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McCarthy accused Amash of opposing and said," You could have a bill with 400 votes to support them all. There will always be one, and that is Justin Amash. "
Amash Explained Earlier This year, he considered defeating Trump as a third candidate in 2020.
Chad Pergram and Mike Emanuel of Fox News contributed to this report.