Ex-GOPer Amash doubles on call for deposition of Trump

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Days after declaring his independence from his Republican Party, Rep. Justin Amash's belief that "there is a strong case" to come up with articles of accusation against President Trump.

The newly independent Michigan legislator, who was the only GOP member to request a settlement after Robert Mueller's report was released, said landlord Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Made a mistake by not continuing.

"From a principled, moral position, she makes a mistake. From a strategic position, she makes a mistake," Amash said in an interview with CNN & Jake Tapper on Sunday "State of the Union."

"If she believes, like me, that there is a derivable behavior, then she should say so. She must tell the American people, we will continue with allegations of accusations and possibly articles of deposition. & # 39;

Amash, 39, criticized Pelosi's opposition to calls from members of her party to initiate indictment proceedings and recommended that democrats take methodical, fact-based steps based on their investigations.

& # 39; What she tells the American people is that she doesn't think there's a strong case, & # 39; said Amash. & # 39; If she doesn't think so, don't open her mouth in the first place and say she thinks there is a derivable behavior. & # 39;

"I really believe there is a strong case," Amash added. "I believe she believes there is a strong case. And if so, she must move forward and make sure that the American people understand what's going on … and if she doesn't want to go any further, then we have a major issue. & # 39;

After Amash announced his departure from the Republican party in an opinion published in the Washington Post on July 4, Trump ripped to the congressman for the fifth term, and named the announcement & # 39; great news for the Republican party as one of the stupidest and most unfaithful men in Congress & # 39; the party leaves & # 39 ;.

"A total loser!" He added.

Amash directed Trump's attack to a reproach that the president "thinks people owe him loyalty."

"But people are sworn to Congress with an oath to support and defend the Constitution," Amash said Sunday. "No oath to support and defend a person, the president who happens to be from your own party."

Amash told Tapper that he believes his former GOP colleagues are simply afraid of Trump. "They are afraid they will be attacked," Amash said. "They are afraid that people who listen to home and listen to certain media will say, well, the president is right, this man is a terrible person, and we have to go after him."

Amash added that he thought, "Much of the partisan disharmony and the rest began with President Trump."

"It's been going on for years and it's gotten worse in recent years. But he is helping to fuel it up, and he's making it worse, and he's making it harder for people to be independent in Congress," said Amash, who said he had "fellow colleagues & other republicans, senior officials" to make contact with say "thanks for what you do".

"There are many Republicans who say this privately, but they don't say it publicly," Amash added. "And I think that's a problem for our country. It's a problem for the Republican party. It's a problem for the Democratic Party when people are not allowed to speak out."

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WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 4: President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump perform in Washington DC on July 4, 2019. President Trump is holding a "Salute to America" ​​party at the National Mall on Independence Day this year with musical performances, a military viaduct and fireworks. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis / Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 4: President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump perform in Washington DC on July 4, 2019. President Trump is holding a "Salute to America" ​​party at the National Mall on Independence Day this year with musical performances, a military viaduct and fireworks. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis / Getty Images)

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WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 4: President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump perform in Washington DC on July 4, 2019. President Trump is holding a "Salute to America" ​​party at the National Mall on Independence Day this year with musical performances, a military viaduct and fireworks. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis / Getty Images)

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