Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) was confronted by a Trump supporter at his town hall meeting who wanted answers after the Republican Libertarian called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
The woman, who was wearing a Make America Great Again cap, accused Amash of acting like a Democrat for reaching the conclusion that the president had committed impeachable acts.
“This is what Mueller and the Democrats have all tried to, and the deep state, the bureaucrats, I don’t know if you’ve ever dealt with a bureaucrat, but it’s just mind-boggling that we have to deal with them,” the woman said, “I have a lot of experience.”
“How come you’ve become a Democrat when we voted for you as a Republican because you just drink the same Kool-Aid as all the Democrats?” she asked.
Amash had to calm down over-heated members of the audience before he answered her question.
“First I have one of the most constitutionally conservative and fiscally conservative voting records in the whole Congress,” Amash answered to great applause.
“And in fact, I have voted to spend less than any member of Congress in either chamber since I’ve been in Congress,” he explained,” so I’ve voted for less spending. When I got elected as part of the Tea Party movement, people cared about limited government, they cared about fiscal conservatism, making sure that our government wasn’t spending too much.
“Under the current administration,” he added, “spending is skyrocketing, so spending has gone way up, and Republicans unfortunately, haven’t said that much about it, and I continue to reduce spending at the federal level. I talked earlier about how I think we do too many things at the federal level.”
Amash continued on to say that he is always at the top or near the top of every conservative scorecard that rates the votes of members of Congress.
“I haven’t changed, I am who I said I was,” Amash concluded to great applause. “I am a principled constitutional conservative who has stayed consistent regardless of whether we have President Obama in office, or President Trump.”
Amash has picked up a primary challenger due to his public announcement that he would support an effort to impeach the president based on his reading of the redacted Mueller report.
Here’s the video of the town hall altercation:
Town hall gets heated when Amash calls on Trump supporter