- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Rep. Justin Amash is getting serious political pushback after he called for President Trump to be impeached. The Michigan Republican now has a challenge for his seat from state Rep. Jim Lower, who will run for the office, he says, as a “pro-Trump, pro-life, pro-jobs, pro-Second Amendment, pro-family values Republican.”

He has hired a political team and plans to raise at least $1 million for his campaign.

“West Michigan deserves a congressman who will actually represent the values of our community, and who will work with President Trump and other members of Congress to get things done. I will be that Congressman,” Mr. Lower said.

Mr. Amash, meanwhile, has public support from the Republicans for the Rule of Law, a nonprofit that has organized Republicans “who believe law enforcement investigations should be completed without political interference, the laws apply equally to everyone, and the Constitution needs to be followed,” according to their mission statement.

It is also a project of Defending Democracy Together, an advocacy group that counts William Kristol, Mona Charen, Linda Chavez and Christine Todd Whitman among its leadership.

“Justin Amash demonstrated two rare qualities in politicians: bravery and honesty. After carefully reviewing the Mueller report and consulting with his staff, he issued a statement that should make every Republican and conservative proud,” said Chris Truax, the group’s spokesman and legal adviser.

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