Representative Justin Amash, who left the Republican Party last week, said that other Republicans support his decision, reported HuffPost.
In an interview with Jake Tapper of CNN aired Sunday, Amash said he was contacted by many people who support and encourage him. “I get people sending me text messages, people calling me saying, ‘Thank you for what you’re doing’,” he said.
Amash also noted that it was not the first time when Republicans expressed their gratitude for what he had been doing. Amash was the first and only Republican who called for impeachment, and says that back then many Republicans secretly supported him as well.
“When I was discussing impeachment, I had fellow colleagues and other Republicans, high-level officials, contacting me saying, ‘Thank you for what you’re doing.’”
Amash thinks that many congressmen are simply afraid to voice their actual opinions. “There are lots of Republicans out there who are saying these things privately, but they’re not saying it publicly, 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 aren’t allowed to speak out,” he said.
Amash also said he would definitely run for reelection in Congress and might be running against Trump in 2020.
“I believe that I have to use my skills, my public influence, where it serves the country best.”
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