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Justin Amash Takes It On The Chin From Conservatives After Impeachment Stand

Republican Michigan Rep. Justin Amash was widely criticized by members of his own party after his Saturday contention that President Donald Trump has engaged in “impeachable conduct.”

“Here are my principal conclusions,” Amash, a frequent Trump critic who hasn’t ruled out running to unseat the president for the GOP nomination, wrote via Twitter. “1. Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s report. 2. President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct. 3. Partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances. 4. Few members of Congress have read the report.”

While Democrats like Rep. Rashida Tlaib and #NeverTrumpers like Bill Kristol, among others, were quick to praise the GOP congressman, Trump supporters and some conservatives were less than thrilled. (RELATED: 34 Democrats, 1 Republican Vote ‘No’ On Resolution To Support ICE)

GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel accused Amash of “parroting the Democrats’ talking points on Russia.”

“It’s sad to see Congressman Amash parroting the Democrats’ talking points on Russia,” McDaniel wrote. “The only people still fixated on the Russia collusion hoax are political foes of @realDonaldTrump hoping to defeat him in 2020 by any desperate means possible.”

Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk promised to “primary” the person who once was one of his “favorite members of Congress.”

“Justin Amash used to be one of my favorite members of Congress,” Kirk wrote. “He used to fight for liberty and the constitution. Now he is fixated on adoration from the left & media. He ignores Trump’s WINS on every front. Amash, you have let us ALL DOWN. We will now primary you. You will lose.”

The Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra broke down Amash’s argument piece by piece:

And then he added this:

There were plenty more:

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