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Amash refuses to back down on call for Trump impeachment


Michigan Republican Justin Amash isn't taking back his call for President Donald Trump's impeachment. The fifth-term congressman took considerable heat on Monday for tweeting over the weekend that special counsel Robert Mueller's report outlined clear obstruction by the president. He is the lone Republican to call for the House to formally charge Trump.

The reaction was swift: Trump called him a "loser," and a House leader questioned whether Amash belongs in the GOP conference. By Monday, Amash had drawn a new primary challenger in the 2020 election. Amash doubled down with another stream of tweets Monday laying out what he sees as the legal and constitutional foundations for impeachment.

Mueller found no evidence of conspiracy with Russia to influence the 2016 elections. He did not make a recommendation on obstruction.