CBS News reporter Bo Erickson shared a photo on Tuesday of Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) meeting with a group of students on Capitol Hill and explaining to them why he believes impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump should begin.
According to Erickson, Amash told the students that impeachment is warranted because it’s “really dangerous for our country” when people don’t tell the truth.
Erickson tweeted: “Wow: @justinamash is NOT backing down. He is now talking to a school group on steps of the Capitol about why Trump impeachment proceedings should begin. ‘Really dangerous for our country’ when ppl don’t tell the truth.”
Wow: @justinamash is NOT backing down. He is now talking to a school group on steps of the Capitol about why Trump impeachment proceedings should begin. “Really dangerous for our country” when ppl don’t tell the truth pic.twitter.com/JYhKMtjhuk
— Bo Erickson (@BoKnowsNews) May 21, 2019
Amash on Saturday became the first Republican in the House to come out publicly in support of impeachment proceedings.
The lawmaker accused President Trump of “impeachable conduct” and blasted Attorney General Barr for “deliberately” misrepresenting special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report.
Amash said he reached four conclusions after carefully reading the redacted version of Mueller’s report, including that “President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct.”
“Contrary to Barr’s portrayal, Mueller’s report reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment,” the congressman tweeted. He said the report “identifies multiple examples of conduct satisfying all the elements of obstruction of justice, and undoubtedly any person who is not the president of the United States would be indicted based on such evidence.”
“Here are my principal conclusions: 1. Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s report. 2. President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct. 3. Partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances. 4. Few members of Congress have read the report,” Amash wrote Saturday afternoon.