The #NeverTrump republicans are about to have a heyday in Washington D.C., as turncoat conservatives begin foaming at the mouth.
Donald Trump’s last few days in the capital have not been pretty, even by his own unconventional standards. The President is facing a mounting backlash over his firing of FBI Director James Comey, with many democrats and anti-Trump republicans likening the entire situation to the obstruction of justice that led to the resignation of Richard Nixon. Some, like republican Senator John McCain, are even mentioning the Watergate scandal by name, mincing no words in his insulting of the President.
Now, as democrats predictably began to conjure up fantasies of impeaching Donald Trump, a few congressional republicans have broken rank and retreated away from the Commander in Chief, including Michigan’s Justin Amash.
“Amash spoke a day after The New York Times on Tuesday reported that Trump tried to pressure Comey to stop investigating Flynn.
“According to a memo written by Comey after the February meeting, the president told Comey ‘I hope you can let this go.’
“Asked by The Hill if the details in the memo would merit impeachment if they’re true, Amash replied: ‘Yes.’
“‘But everybody gets a fair trial in this country,’ Amash added as he left a House GOP conference meeting.
“Asked by another reporter whether he trusted Comey’s word or Trump’s, Amash said: ‘I think it’s pretty clear I have more confidence in Director Comey.'”
These are mighty strong words from Amash, who is joined only by unconventional representative Walter Jones of North Carolina in being the only two republicans who have cosponsored a democratic bill to continue investigating the purported, and thoroughly debunked, influence of the Kremlin on the 2016 presidential election.
Amash and Jones’ tendency to follow in the bootprints of the march-to-impeachment democrats is yet another indicator that the President has been surrounded by unwilling governmental participants since his inauguration. A great many on the left have already established their hopes to delegitimize, and then dethrone, Trump. Now that they have the support of what appears to be at least three republicans, we can expect that the remainder of this arduous week in Washington will continue to prove challenging for the President.