Michigan state Rep. Jim Lower, who announced his candidacy to run in the Republican primary against Rep. Justin Amash after he became the first GOP congressman to call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment, has lashed out agasint the congressman, the Washington Examiner reported on Tuesday.
Amash “has more in common with Rashida Tlaib than he does the average Republican primary voter in the district,” Lower told Fox News. “So, we are going beat him on this issue, but we’re also beat him on the fact that in 10 years in Congress, he’s gotten one bill passed and it was to rename a post office. Completely ineffective.”
Lower continued criticizing Amash, commenting that “I saw that he doubled down on those comments saying the Mueller report indicated [Trump] should be impeached. There is nobody besides Bob Mueller that would have loved to come out with that conclusion, and even he couldn’t come to that conclusion. It is completely ridiculous.”
Lower said he had been planning to throw his hat in the ring for some time and had wanted to make an announcement around July 4 but decided to do it earlier after Amash said Trump committed impeachable offenses, the Detroit Free Press reported.
Amash responded by dismissing the seriousness of Lower’s challenge, saying he is confident he will win in the upcoming primary.
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