Rep. Justin Amash (L-MI), the By no means Trump libertarian congressman who give up the Republican Social gathering final 12 months, isn’t campaigning for his seat within the Home of Representatives, an aide to the lawmaker revealed Thursday to The Detroit Information.
“He hasn’t been campaigning for any workplace and doesn’t plan to hunt the nomination for any workplace,” Poppy Nelson, an adviser to Amash, instructed the information outlet.
The Michigan Libertarian later confirmed the information, writing on Twitter: “I really like representing our group in Congress. I at all times will. That is my selection, however I’m nonetheless going to overlook it. Thanks on your belief.”
I really like representing our group in Congress. I at all times will. That is my selection, however I’m nonetheless going to overlook it.
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— Justin Amash (@justinamash) July 17, 2020
The Detroit Information notes: “The congressman’s marketing campaign solely raised $24,200 for the quarter ending June 30 — one other indication he’s not operating for federal workplace. He beforehand raised over $1.1 million towards re-election.”
Amash’s announcement comes after the lawmaker opted in opposition to operating for president regardless of launching an exploratory committee for the Libertarian Social gathering’s White Home nomination.
“I’ve spent practically three weeks assessing the race, showing in media, speaking to delegates and donors, watching the Libertarian Social gathering’s conference plan unfold, and gathering suggestions from household, buddies, and different advisers,” Amash introduced in Could. “After a lot reflection, I’ve concluded that circumstances don’t lend themselves to my success as a candidate for president this 12 months, and due to this fact I cannot be a candidate.”
Amash departed the Republican Social gathering final July, accusing his conservative colleagues of ignoring President Trump’s “misbehavior” and the rising nationwide debt.
President Trump celebrated Amash’s quitting the GOP, assailing him as a “whole loser.”
“Nice information for the Republican Social gathering as one of many dumbest & most disloyal males in Congress is ‘quitting’ the Social gathering,” the president tweeted on the time. “No Collusion, No Obstruction! Knew he couldn’t get the nomination to run once more within the Nice State of Michigan. Already being challenged for his seat. A complete loser!”
The lawmaker voted for President Trump’s impeachment.