Trump Nemesis Amash Sides With Dems on Contempt Resolution

Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., continued to break ranks with his party on Wednesday by voting in favor of a resolution to hold two Trump administration officials in contempt.

After the House Oversight Committee voted 24-15 to hold in contempt Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross over their refusal to turn over documents related to the 2020 U.S. census, The Hill reported that Amash was the lone Republican on the committee to vote yes on the measure.

The contempt measure now moves on to the full House for a chamber vote.

Amash is an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump. Last month, he sided with Democrats by saying Trump engaged in “impeachable conduct” during the nearly two-year Russia investigation, echoing what some Democrats have said in regards to possible obstruction of justice charges against Trump. He also blasted Barr over his handling of the Mueller report.

Amash was first elected to the House in 2008. His potential primary challenger for the 2020 election, State Rep. James Lower, leads by 16 points in a recent poll.

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