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Mon Dec 16, 2019, 11:50 AM

Democrats Push To Draft Michigan's Justin Amash As An Impeachment Manager

Some Democrats want to use Michigan Congressman Justin Amash to go after Trump.

A private campaign is underway to draft Amash -- who left the Republican Party in the summer to become an Independent -- as an impeachment manager in the Senate trial of President Trump, The Washington Post reports. The Dems hope to diversify their side's case with a rare conservative voice.

A group of 30 freshman Democrats, led by Rep. Dean Phillips (D-Minn.), has asked House leaders to consider the move to add Amash, who considers himself a libertarian.

Amash, a fifth-term representative from West Mighigan, is regarded as one of the most conservative members of the House and big critic of Trump.

Read more: https://www.deadlinedetroit.com/articles/23936/dems_push_to_draft_michigan_s_justin_amash_as_an_impeachment_manager

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