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Trump frightens Republicans but 'doesn't scare me,' departing party congressman Amash says

Trump frightens Republicans but 'doesn't scare me,' departing party congressman Amash saysRepresentative Justin Amash, who quit the party www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-congress-amash/trump-critic-amash-quits-their-republican-party-idUSKCN1TZ16Y last week, told CNN that Republican lawmakers fear being singled out by fellow Republican Trump for personal, nasty attacks and that keeps them silent about Trump’s conduct. Amash’s decision to speak out about Trump after U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report in May on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election drew the president’s fury and a prompt Republican primary challenge for the district in Michigan that he has represented since 2011. Amash, 39, said the Mueller report showed Trump had obstructed justice, bucking his party and echoing the conclusions of many Democrats, whose caucus is divided about whether to begin impeachment proceedings in the U.S. House of Representatives.



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Trump explodes over Republican congressman Justin Amash leaving party: ‘Total loser!’

Trump explodes over Republican congressman Justin Amash leaving party: ‘Total loser!’Donald Trump has reacted angrily to Republican congressman Justin Amash’s announcement that he is leaving the party.The president attacked the Michigan representative, the only Republican in congress to support his impeachment, on Twitter early on Thursday morning.“Great news for the Republican Party as one of the dumbest & most disloyal men in Congress is ‘quitting’ the Party,” Mr Trump wrote.“No Collusion, No Obstruction! Knew he couldn’t get the nomination to run again in the Great State of Michigan. Already being challenged for his seat. A total loser!”Mr Amash had only hours earlier quit the GOP, criticising what he described as “dehumanising rhetoric” within the current US political debate.“Today, I am declaring my independence and leaving the Republican Party,” he wrote in a column for The Washington Post.“No matter your circumstance, I’m asking you to join me in rejecting the partisan loyalties and rhetoric that divide and dehumanise us.“I’m asking you to believe that we can do better than this two-party system – and to work toward it.“If we continue to take America for granted, we will lose it.”> Great news for the Republican Party as one of the dumbest & most disloyal men in Congress is “quitting” the Party. No Collusion, No Obstruction! Knew he couldn’t get the nomination to run again in the Great State of Michigan. Already being challenged for his seat. A total loser!> > — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) > > 4 July 2019Although Mr Amash did not mention Mr Trump by name, he has been a long been critical of the president.In May, he clashed with Trump supporters in his constituency during a heated town hall event, claiming they would be “appalled” by details in volume II of the Mueller report into Russian interference in the US election.“I was appalled by it… And we can’t let conduct like that go unchecked,” he told voters in Grand Rapids.He has also claimed he would not rule out challenging Mr Trump as a third party candidate in the 2020 election.Mr Trump has previously called Mr Amash “a total lightweight who opposes me and some of our great Republican ideas and policies” and “a loser who sadly plays right into our opponents’ hands!”Mr Amash, the son of Palestinian and Syrian immigrants, has previously been denounced by the Republican Party following his calls for impeachment.He was first elected to Congress in 2010 and has maintained a strong fiscally conservative agenda and refused to back government spending on healthcare.



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Congressman: Block evidence of trysts in corruption case

Congressman: Block evidence of trysts in corruption caseLawyers for California Rep. Duncan Hunter want a federal judge to reject an attempt by prosecutors to introduce evidence that the congressman used campaign funds to finance a string of extramarital relationships, a court filing said Friday. Allegations about the married Republican congressman’s affairs were outlined in a government court filing Monday, connected to charges he and his wife illegally spent more than $ 250,000 in campaign funds on trips, meals and other personal expenses. Margaret Hunter pleaded guilty this month to one corruption count.



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Disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner to register as sex offender after prison release

Disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner to register as sex offender after prison releaseDisgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison after being convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl in 2017. The Federal Bureau of Prisons website shows the 54-year-old New York Democrat is currently in the custody of its Residential Re-entry Management office in Brooklyn, New York. The prison bureau, federal prosecutors in New York and Weiner’s lawyer didn’t respond to emails seeking comment.



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Republican congressman Steve King defiantly supports vote rebuking his own racist remarks

Republican congressman Steve King defiantly supports vote rebuking his own racist remarksSteve King defiantly rejected what he described as an “unprecedented assault” on his freedom of speech while simultaneously supporting a resolution in Congress condemning his own racist remarks. The Iowa Republican — whose has a history of controversial rhetoric — sparked a backlash after an interview with the New York Times was published last week in which the congressman appeared to lament why language like white nationalist and white supremacist had “become offensive”. Mr King took to the House floor to seemingly clarify his controversial statements before the vote.



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Steve King: Democrats considering punishment for congressman over ‘white supremacy’ comments

Steve King: Democrats considering punishment for congressman over ‘white supremacy’ commentsSpeaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday left open the possibility of House action to punish Representative Steve King over his history of inflammatory remarks as the Iowa Republican’s recent defence of white nationalism created a firestorm. “We’ll see what we do about Steve King, but nonetheless nothing is shocking anymore, right?” Ms Pelosi, D-Calif, told reporters. Mr King, who won a ninth term in Congress in November, lamented in an interview with the New York Times that the term had become a pejorative one.



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Congressman says migrant woman tear-gassed with kids in viral photo applies for asylum

Congressman says migrant woman tear-gassed with kids in viral photo applies for asylumThe image sparked worldwide outrage and appeared to contradict the Trump administration's claim the caravan was comprised of dangerous criminals.



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Nancy Pelosi On North Carolina Election Fraud: We Can Refuse To Seat That Congressman

Nancy Pelosi On North Carolina Election Fraud: We Can Refuse To Seat That CongressmanWASHINGTON ― House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that



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The Longest-Serving Congressman In History Wants To Abolish The Senate

The Longest-Serving Congressman In History Wants To Abolish The SenateA man who served Congress for more than 59 years says he could fix its broken



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