Republican Congressman: If Comey Memo True, Trump’s Actions Merit Impeachment
Rep. Justin Amash became the first Republican lawmaker to suggest impeachment for President Donald Trump, following a New York Times report on former FBI director James Comey’s alleged memo detailing the president’s request to drop the investigation into Mike Flynn.
Reporters discussed the story with Amash on Wednesday, asking the Michigan Republican if Trump’s comments to Comey would merit impeachment if true, to which 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.”
Amash also noted on Twitter that the allegations contained in the Times report were “incredibly serious,” and called for Comey to testify publicly:
The allegations reportedly contained in the memo are incredibly serious. Mr. Comey also needs to testify in open session ASAP. https://t.co/OjZIvpRsxm
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) May 16, 2017
It’s worth noting that Amash has been an outspoken critic of Trump since the president’s 2016 election campaign: he refused to vote for Trump, instead writing in colleague Rand Paul, and is one of the few Republican congressmen calling for an independent commission to investigate Russian meddling in the election.
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