By Townhall. Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) on Monday stepped down from the House Freedom Caucus and the board, saying he “didn’t want to be a further distraction from the group,” POLITICO reported. “I have the highest regard for them and they’re my close friends.”
The Michigan representative told CNN he stopped attending Freedom Caucus meetings months ago after clashing with members of the group. He did, however, attend a board meeting on Monday before resigning. . .
Although Amash is one of the group’s founding members, over the last year he has been at odds with others in the Caucus. Specifically, Amash has called for President Donald Trump’s impeachment following Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report. (Read more from “Anti-Trump Amash Leaves the House Freedom Caucus” HERE)
Trump on Impeachment and Nixon: ‘He Left. I Don’t Leave.’
By Politico. President Donald Trump, whose actions during the Russia investigation have prompted comparisons to the Watergate scandal, drew a distinction between himself and President Richard Nixon on Monday: “He left. I don’t leave. A big difference.”
He made the comment on the same day that John Dean, the former Nixon White House counsel, appeared before the House Judiciary Committee for a hearing on special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, which outlined possible obstruction of justice by Trump. Dean testified that he saw “remarkable parallels” between Nixon’s actions and Trump’s.
The president spoke to reporters a short while later from the South Lawn of the White House and answered questions about the possibility of impeachment.
“We have no collusion, no obstruction, no anything,” Trump said during an event honoring this year’s Indianapolis 500 champion, Simon Pagenaud, and Team Penske. “When you look at past impeachments, whether it was President Clinton or — I guess President Nixon never got there. He left. I don’t leave. A big difference. I don’t leave.” (Read more from “Trump on Impeachment and Nixon: ‘He Left. I Don’t Leave.'” HERE)