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Justin Amash Bio

Justin Amash Bio, Wiki, Age, Married, Net Worth, Twitter, Instagram, Known Facts

Justin Amash Bio

He is an American politician and lawyer who is a U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 3rd congressional district. First elected to Congress in 2010, Amash previously served in the Michigan House of Representatives representing the 72nd District, which is centered on the city of Kentwood and includes his home in Cascade Township as well as the townships of Caledonia and Gaines. He is chair of the House Liberty Caucus. Amash is a libertarian Republican.

Justin Amash Bio

Early life and career

Born in Grand Rapids, and raised in Kentwood, Michigan, Amash is the son of a Palestinian Christian father and a Syrian Christian mother.

His father, Attallah, is a business owner, whose family immigrated to the United States in 1956 through the sponsorship of a Christian pastor and his family. His mother, Mimi, is a Syrian immigrant to the United States.


Amash attended Kelloggsville Christian School in Kelloggsville and graduated as class valedictorian from Grand Rapids Christian High School. He graduated from the University of Michiganmagna cum laude with a B.A. degree in economics and earned his J.D. degree at the University of Michigan Law School in 2005. Amash admires economists F. A. Hayek and Frédéric Bastiat.

Amash is married and the father of three children. He is an Orthodox Christian in the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America.

After graduating from the University of Michigan, Amash became a consultant to his family’s business. He worked as a corporate attorney for his family’s business for a year before being elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in 2008.

Suicide prevention hotline

In July 2018 Amash was the only member of the U.S. House to vote against creating a three-digit suicide prevention hotline. He wrote on Twitter, “It’s another good idea without a constitutional basis. I swear an oath to support and defend the Constitution, and I take that oath seriously. Constitutional limits are meaningless if we ignore them whenever we like the policy outcome.”

Justin Amash Bio

Endorsements

Amash endorsed Ron Paul for president in 2012. Paul’s brother, David, was an assistant pastor in Amash’s district and endorsed Amash saying the Michigan congressman shares common ground with Paul. He endorsed Paul’s son, Senator Rand Paul, for president in 2016. After Paul dropped out of the Republican primary race, Amash endorsed Senator Ted Cruz in his bid for the presidency.

Donald Trump

In 2016 Amash made headlines by joining the list of Republicans who opposed the GOP nominee for President, Donald Trump. After Trump was elected president, the Huffington Post profiled him in an article with the following title, “The One House Republican Who Can’t Stop Criticizing Donald Trump.” Amash said, “I’m not here to represent a particular political party; I’m here to represent all of my constituents and to follow the Constitution.”


On January 14, 2017, Trump sent out a series of tweets criticizing Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), one of the main leaders in the 1960s civil rights movement. Amash responded to Trump’s tweets with one of his own: “Dude, just stop.”

On April 1, 2017, senior White House aide Dan Scavino tweeted that Amash was “a big liability” and urged followers to “defeat him in the primary.” Amash later referred to Trump as a “childish bully,” saying that his attacks would be “constructive in the fifth grade. It may allow a child to get his way, but that’s not how our government works.”

In May 2017, Trump was accused of pressuring fired FBI director James Comey to end an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Amash was reported as the first Republican congressman to publicly state that the allegations if proven true, merited impeachment. This report is contested by the office of Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), who claims that he was the first to recognize that if true, the allegations merit impeachment.

In June 2018, the Huffington Post asked House Republicans, “If the president pardoned himself, would they support impeachment?” Amash was the only Republican who said “definitively he would support impeachment…” In July 2018 Amash strongly criticized Trump’s press conference with Russian president Vladimir Putin. Amash tweeted, “The impression it left on me, a strong supporter of the meeting, is that ‘something is not right here.’ The president went out of his way to appear subordinate. He spoke more like the head of a vassal state.”

When Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen testified before the House Oversight Committee on February 27, 2019, Amash asked him, “What is the truth President Trump is most afraid of people knowing?” Democrat Krystal Ball wrote, “Amash showed how someone actually can exercise oversight responsibility and try to get to the truth, even if the truth might not be in his party’s short-term best interest.” CNN editor Chris Cillizza wrote, “The Michigan Republican did something on Wednesday that almost none of his GOP colleagues seemed willing to even try: Ask Cohen questions about his relationship with Trump that might actually shed some new light on not only their relationship but on the President of the United States.”

Justin Amash Bio

In May 2019, Amash stated that Trump “has engaged in impeachable conduct” based on the obstruction of justice findings of the Mueller Report which “few members of Congress have read.” Amash also said that Attorney General William Barr has “deliberately misrepresented” the report’s findings.

Republican Congressman Justin Amash Impeachment

Justin Amash said Saturday he had concluded President Donald Trump committed “impeachable conduct” and accused Attorney General William Barr of intentionally misleading the public.

Amash’s comments recommending Congress pursue obstruction of justice charges against Trump were the first instance of a sitting Republican in Congress calling for Trump’s impeachment.
Amash is a rare GOP critic of Trump and previously said Trump’s conduct in pressuring then-FBI Director James Comey could merit impeachment. In a Twitter thread on Saturday, Amash said he believed “few members of Congress even read” special counsel Robert Mueller’s report and that the report itself established “multiple examples” of Trump committing obstruction of justice.
“Contrary to Barr’s portrayal, Mueller’s report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment,” Amash said in a string of messages on Twitter.

Justin Amash Bio

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