White House Social Media Director Tweets That GOP Rep. Justin Amash Should Be Defeated in Primary



White House Director of Social Media Dan Scavino Jr. tweeted today that Republican Congressman Justin Amash should be primaried next year:

If you’re wondering why, Amash did not support the American Health Care Act, something Scavino wanted to bring people’s attention to yesterday:

Amash had some tough words for Trump after the president lashed out at the House Freedom Caucus on Twitter, even saying that “most people don’t take well to being bullied.”

You may recall that before the health care bill was pulled from the House floor, President Trump was warning Republicans that if they didn’t pass it, they would lose their seats in 2018. Sean Spicer followed up by saying that this was not a “threat” from the president, but instead the “political reality.”

However, in addition to Scavino’s tweet today, Republican Congressman Mark Sanford made the following claim to the Post and Courier this week:

“‘The president asked me to look you square in the eyes and to say that he hoped that you voted ‘no’ on this bill so he could run (a primary challenger) against you in 2018,'” Sanford said [OMB Director] Mulvaney told him.

He added that Mulvaney made it clear he did not want to deliver the message but did so at Trump’s insistence.

UPDATE –– 1:24 pm ET: Amash has responded to Scavino:

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