U.S. Rep. Justin Amash

Daniel Boothe

Former Republican and United States Representative Justin Amash made a series of stops in West Michigan on Wednesday, where the now, politically Independent Congressman called for unity in Michigan’s 3rd District. 

Amash left the Republican Party on July 4. He had previously come under scrutiny from the GOP and House Freedom Caucus for declaring that after reading the entire Robert Mueller report, President Donald Trump had engaged in impeachable offenses.

Amash said his decision to leave the party shouldn't have an impact on his ability to get reelected in 2020. 

After Amash dumped Trump, his district may do same to him

Aug 19, 2019

Eirran Betka-Pope was on her lunch break when she spotted hundreds of Donald Trump supporters protesting outside the office of Rep. Justin Amash, the first Republican on Capitol Hill to say Congress should begin impeachment proceedings against the president.

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U.S. Representative Justin Amash is leaving the Republican party. Thursday, in an Op-ed article published in the Washington Post, the Cascade Republican explains partisan politics is damaging American democracy.

Amash is the only Republican member of Congress to accuse President Donald Trump of impeachable conduct. Amash, who represents Michigan's 3rd Congressional district, attended the 85th annual Hollyhock Lane 4th of July Parade in Grand Rapids.

WGVU spoke with the Congressman about his decision to leave the GOP.

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A fourth Republican is challenging fifth-term U.S. Representative Justin Amash for his congressional seat in western Michigan.

Peter Meijer, whose great-grandfather and grandfather built the Meijer chain of grocery and general merchandise stores, announced his candidacy Wednesday. The 31-year-old military veteran and Grand Rapids native who served in Iraq is running for the U.S. House of Representatives seat in Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District.

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First-term Michigan state Rep. Lynn Afendoulis has announced her candidacy for Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District seat.

The Republican says she is running to ensure the continuation of America's revival, not to work "against it." The 60-year-old Grand Rapids Township resident spent 25 years working with and for Universal Forest Products and once was a newspaper reporter.

U.S. Representative Justin Amash is the only Republican member of Congress to accuse President Donald Trump of impeachable conduct.

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The lone Republican calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment has quit an influential caucus of House conservatives.

A spokeswoman for Michigan Rep. Justin Amash confirmed on Tuesday that he had resigned from the Freedom Caucus. Amash is one of the group's founders, but it is now controlled by Trump's allies.

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Special counsel Robert Mueller did not find evidence that President Donald Trump's campaign "conspired or coordinated" with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. West Michigan’s U.S. Congressional leaders are offering their perspective on the findings.

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West Michigan’s congressional leaders are responding a bit differently to President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration funding more than 200-miles of the southern border wall. One congressman calls it a “non-emergency” the other warns the president to proceed with caution.

“I urge that caution because I’m very concerned about the Constitutionality of what the executive may be trying to do.”

That’s U.S. Representative Bill Huizenga. He tells me since 1979 there have been 58 declarations of emergency.

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President Donald Trump says it would be "very surprising" for him not to declare a national emergency if he can't make a deal with Democrats to pay for his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall.

WGVU spoke with a West Michigan Republican congressman about that option.

“I get the sense that the President is getting ready to declare an emergency and that will give him the cover that he believes he needs to support legislation that doesn’t provide him the funding that he’s asking for.”

That’s U.S. Representative Justin Amash.

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Republican U.S. Representative Justin Amash will serve a fifth term in office after defeating Democratic challenger Cathy Albro in Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District.

With nearly 54-percent voter turnout in the City of Grand Rapids there was speculation Democrat Cathy Albro could pull off an upset of Republican incumbent, U.S. Representative Justin Amash. In the end, there weren’t enough votes district-wide and Amash beat his challenger by 12-points.

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