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Sun Jul 7, 2019, 01:18 PM

Amash on what his colleagues say

By Jamie Ehrlich, CNN
Updated 1:06 PM ET, Sun July 7, 2019

... "I get people sending me text messages, people calling me, saying 'thank you for what you're doing,'" Amash told CNN's Jake Tapper in a wide-ranging interview on "State of the Union" Sunday. "They're not saying it publicly. And I think that's a problem for our country, it's a problem for the Republican Party, it's a problem for the Democratic Party when people aren't allowed to speak out."

Amash, who announced Thursday he was leaving the GOP, said that he has had problems with the Republican Party "for several years,"and that he would leave even if Trump were not president. "I don't think there is anyone in there who could change the system," Amash said.

CNN's interview with Amash comes days after he announced in a Washington Post op-ed, "Today, I am declaring my independence and leaving the Republican Party."

"No matter your circumstance, I'm asking you to join me in rejecting the partisan loyalties and rhetoric that divide and dehumanize us. I'm asking you to believe that we can do better than this two-party system -- and to work toward it," he wrote. "If we continue to take America for granted, we will lose it" ...

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/07/politics/justin-amash-republican-party-donald-trump-cnntv/index.html

He's playing Both-sides-do-it

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Sun Jul 7, 2019, 01:20 PM

1. He is a RWer.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 7, 2019, 03:07 PM

3. Gasp.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Sun Jul 7, 2019, 02:00 PM

2. He is trying to get rid of the trump effect

He knows that it will poison the REPUBLICAN party in the next election

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