As far as Donald Trump and RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel (Mitt’s niece) are concerned, hyperconservative Republican Congressman Justin Amash is toast.
Amash is the first GOP Congressman to state publicly that Trump committed impeachable offenses. He tweeted that Trump’s Attorney General, Wiliam Barr, deliberately misrepresented to Congress and the public about the essential provisions of the Mueller Report (https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/18/justin-amash-trump-impeachable-mueller-1332780).
And Mitt’s got Amash’s back (https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/19/mitt-romney-justin-amash-impeachment-trump-1332853).
Of course, Trump called Amash a loser. The Congressman is the son of a Palestinian Christian father and a Syrian Christian mother, so Trump should like him, but (we almost forgot!) Trump always goes after anybody who crosses him by lashing out.
It goes without saying that Nancy Pelosi is one of the all-time most astute Democratic politicans in the late 20th century and this century. Pelosi knows that impeachment is not practical given Mitch’s stranglehold on the Senate. But Pelosi has a highly unruly progressive bunch in her House and they all keep yelling about impeachment.
Associate solitary reporter Melissa Smith, who covers Congress for us, spoke with Amash a few minutes ago.
“Meliisa,” the libertarian Congressman said, “you can’t tell anybody except Tom Perez, but I’m gonna primary Trump. Bill Weld is too old and, at 40, I am young and vigorous.”
“Just for the fun of it, Melissa, I’m gonna piss everybody in my party off by threatening to name former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, a business-oriented Democrat, as my running mate. After all, Hick was seriously flirting with Kasich to be Kasich’s Veep, so why not?”
Aides to Hickenlooper immediately ran for cover.