"It's very disturbing. This is exactly what you would expect from Justin".
After all, it was a rising tide of Republican disgust that eventually became the unstoppable force that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974.
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On Sunday, Romney said he did not think there was sufficient evidence or political will to impeach President Trump.
Republicans are moving fast to squelch Justin Amash's rebellion against Donald Trump before his conclusion that the President "engaged in impeachable conduct" - the first by a GOP lawmaker - can gather momentum. "Many privately expressed concerns about what was in the Mueller report in part because of the gap between what Attorney General [Bill] Barr characterized as being in the report and what was actually in the Mueller report for those who have taken the time to read through it".
Amash, echoing numerous Democratic lawmakers, claimed that Trump "engaged in impeachable conduct" by attempting to obstruct special counsel Robert Mueller's 22-month investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 USA presidential election.
Mr Amash said the report showed Mr Trump had obstructed justice and added, "President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct".
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The order paves the way for a ban on doing business with China's Huawei, though it did not name specific countries or companies. Furthermore, concerns about Chinese law requiring Huawei to cooperate with China's intelligence agencies were simply hype.
'I don't think impeachment is the right way to go, ' he added. A redacted version of the Mueller report made public last month found no conspiracy between Trump and Russia but laid out extensive evidence of contacts between aides and Russians and detailed 11 instances in which Trump or his campaign may have attempted to obstruct justice.
Trump has asked for files to be prepared on pardoning several U.S. military members accused of or convicted of war crimes, including one slated to stand trial on charges of shooting unarmed civilians while in Iraq, the New York Times reported on Saturday.
"This is the president's party, and the Republican chances of winning the majority again are going to depend on punishing people like this". Nonetheless, he has voted with Trump most of the time and is aligned with the conservative House Freedom Caucus.
Amash has not ruled out a 2020 presidential run on the Libertarian party ticket.
In a series of tweets, Amash also argued Attorney General Bill Barr initially misrepresented Mueller's findings, echoing a top complaint from congressional Democrats.
Fellow Michigan lawmaker Rashida Tlaib, a Democrat, urged Amash to co-sponsor her impeachment resolution.
When the tape emerged, Nixon didn't resign because a Justin Amash started talking about impeachment. Some Democrats wants the House to open impeachment hearings, but Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has resisted, saying impeachment must be bipartisan.