(ZEROHEDGE) – President Trump has apparently taken a quick break from preparing for today's festivities to take one last swing at Amash on his way out the door. In a tweet, Trump called him "the dumbest & most disloyal [man] in Congress". Trump insisted Amash "knew he couldn't get the nomination to run again in the Great State of Michigan" - something that we mentioned earlier as a possible motivating factor for Amash's decision to quit the Republican Party.
By adding the quotes around quitting, Trump also suggests – as we did earlier – that Amash was effectively pushed out over his impeachment comments.
In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Amash claimed that he had become "disenchanted" with the Republican Party. Instead of putting the interest of 'the people' first, Amash said the party has become mostly self-serving for itself and its corporate backers. He also claimed that this political agenda had thrown the system of checks and balances in the federal government hopelessly out of whack (an interesting claim, considering how district courts have struck down most of the administration's big immigration initiative, and the House is presently mulling over whether to try and impeach the president).
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