Published On: Thu, Jul 11th, 2019

Justin Amash Says He ‘Wasn’t Interested In Being A Republican In Congress’

U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) holds a Town Hall Meeting on May 28, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

During an interview Wednesday with The Detroit News, former Republican Justin Amash spoke about his decision to leave the Grand Old Party (GOP). He revealed that he made the decision before reading special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, which led to him become to only GOP in Congress to call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment, and spoke about his reasoning.

“I always felt like there was an opportunity to turn things around within the party, and over the last several months it’s become clear to me that that’s not really possible,” he said.

“How many years are you going to try to change the system from within before you realize you have to try a different way? So this was the time to do it…. You just have to try something else.”

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Justin Amash Says He ‘Wasn’t Interested In Being A Republican In Congress’