The first Republican member of Congress just called for Trump’s impeachment

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The defections have begun!

The first Republican member of Congress has joined the chorus of people calling for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

The brave congressman who took this potentially politically fatal step for his future in the GOP establishment today is Representative Justin Amash (R-MI) who posted a lengthy Twitter thread about the conclusions he reached after reading the redacted version of the Mueller report available for every citizen to study and watching the actions of the Trump administration in trying to sweep its finding under the carpet.

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Congressman Amash mirrored Attorney General William Barr’s initial letter summarizing his own takeaways after reading the Special Counsel’s report by sending a tweet that outlined his principal conclusions after fully researching the investigation.

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Representative Amash’s analyses are incredibly damning towards President Trump and his own fellow Republican partisans who have been choosing to protect the president and their party over the rule of law and the Constitution.

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His acknowledgment that the president’s behavior rises to the level of impeachable offenses breaks the dam of unanimous Republican solidarity that had even the harshest internal critics of Trump — such as Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) — refusing to make the leap from the president’s justice obstructing behavior as detailed in the Mueller report and obvious in Trump’s public words and actions to the principled stance that respect for the rule of law requires.

It remains to be seen if any other political leaders from the GOP will follow in Congressman Amash’s trailblazing recognition of the reality of the president’s criminal conduct and join what will hopefully be a flight of fleeing lemmings turning away from the political cliff that continuing to support Trump represents, but once the dam has been breached, the flood surely follows.

We eagerly await the deluge and welcome the sane, reality-based members of the Republican party to join the efforts to save our nation from the attempts to destroy our democracy through authoritarian anti-American, anti-constitutional methods!

#ImpeachNow

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Vinnie Longobardo

Vinnie Longobardo is a 35-year veteran of the TV, mobile, & internet industries, specializing in start-ups and the international media business. His passions are politics, music, and art.

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