Iran’s Only Female Olympian Defects, Calls Out Government “Hypocrisy”


Kimia Alizadeh, Iran’s only female Olympian
who won a bronze medal in Taekwondo in 2016, has announced she is defecting from the Country. Her announcement comes a day after Iran admitted
shooting down a Ukranian plane that had 176 civilians on it. U.S. State Department official Morgan Ortagus
reacted to the news on Twitter, writing: #KimiaAlizadeh, Iran’s only female Olympic
medalist, has rejected the regime’s oppression of women. She has defected for a life of security, happiness,
and freedom. #Iran will continue to lose more strong women
unless it learns to empower and support them. — Morgan Ortagus (@statedeptspox) January
12, 2020 FoxNews reports Iran’s only female Olympic
medalist has reportedly defected, posting a goodbye letter to Iran on Saturday, calling
out the government’s “hypocrisy” as she announced she had permanently left the
country. “Should I start with hello, goodbye, or
condolences?” Taekwondo athlete, Kimia Alizadeh, 21, posted
on her Instagram in Farsi, Agence France-Presse reported. Alizadeh did not disclose where she was going,
but Iran’s ISNA news agency reported she had gone to the Netherlands, according to
AFP. The Iranian report quoted Alizadeh’s coach
as saying the athlete was injured and did not show up for trials ahead of the 2020 Summer
Olympics in Tokyo. The Olympian’s announcement came just a
day after Iranian officials admitted to downing a Ukrainian passenger plane, killing 176 people
minutes after takeoff from Tehran’s international airport early Wednesday due to “human error,”
thinking it was a military aircraft. She accused the Iranian government of “lying”
and “injustice” toward Iranian athletes, adding all she wants is “Taekwondo, security
and a happy and healthy life,” according to AFP. Alizadeh won a bronze medal in Taekwondo at
the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. She said she wore everything the government
asked her to wear, referring to the head covering all Iranian female athletes must wear, and
wrote she “repeated everything they told me to say…None of us matter to them.”

Mike Pence STUNS The Nation – End Of An Era


President Donald Trump gave America’s military
the green light last Thursday to take out Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, a known
terrorist supporter who has killed and help plan attacks that killed thousands of Americans
over the years. After Trump took out one of the world’s
most dangerous men, the media rushed to blame the president and accuse him of committing
war crimes. But Vice President Mike Pence confirmed what
we had suspected: Soleimani was preparing imminent attacks against four United States
embassies in the region when Trump ordered the military to take him out. During an interview with NBC’s Savannah
Guthrie, Pence confirmed that that it was the end of the era created by Obama’s administration,
where the United States stands idly by as Iran attacks us and our allies is over. There is now a price to be paid for being
an anti-American terrorist who murders American soldiers. Pence explained why not all of the intelligence
about Soleimani had been revealed and responded directly to one Republican not happy about
the briefing. “Senator Mike Lee, a Republican, left that
briefing and said it was demeaning and insulting, he said it was the worst briefing he ever
heard and that … he didn’t get the information he needed. Why not in a classified setting can our briefers
from this administration share what it was, this threat that you talk about, in a classified
setting?” Guthrie asked. Pence replied, “Well, some of that has to
do with what’s called sources and methods, Savannah, that … if we were to share all
of the intelligence, and in fact, some of the most compelling evidence that Qasem Soleimani
was preparing an imminent attack against American forces and American personnel also represents
some of the most sensitive intelligence that we have. It could compromise those sources and methods.” Pence sought to reassure viewers. “I can assure your viewers that those of
us that have seen all the evidence, that saw the evidence in realtime know that President
Trump made the right decision to take Qasem Soleimani off the battlefield,” he added. “America is safer, the world is safer. Now, even after the Iranian response, no American
casualties and Iran is standing down.” Pence has a great point: the Iranians, realizing
they would have been decimated in any war with the United States, appear to have intentionally
not killed any Americans in “retaliatory” missile strikes. While Democrats and liberals are rushing to
defend the Iranian terrorists — top military officials say Soleimani was planning “imminent
attacks” on Americans that would have most likely killed hundreds. The attacks would have been conducted on American
facilities and workers in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon along with other countries in the region. In fact, an Iranian member of parliament threatened
to launch an attack directly on the White House and Iranian authorities placed an $80
million bounty on assassinating the president. And on the same day drone strikes ordered
by Trump killed two top Iranian military figures in Iraq, what Barack Obama was spotted doing
speaks volumes.

Omar Laughs, Smirks While Lawmaker Details Deaths Of American Soldiers


Radical Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar came under
heavy fire this week after she was seen on camera laughing and smirking while her colleague
detailed the deaths of American soldiers. Omar, one of the members of the so-called
“Squad,” was seen laughing and joking around during a House Progressive Caucus press conference
about Iran at the same time Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee was talking about U.S. casualties in Iraq. “I’m very glad to say that I was part
of the 132 and also the vote for Barbara Lee’s amendment, but I think that the point of that
is that that is the same war that we’re dealing with today,” Lee said. “We never solved any problems with AUMF,
we left four thousand plus, maybe even forty four hundred dead, and over sixty thousand
who came back injured in some form and the war never ended,” Lee added. In addition to laughing, at one point, Omar
can be seen talking to Rep. Rashida Tlaib behind her, and appears to be joking and smiling,
even when she turns back towards the camera. Omar also spoke at the press conference, and
wasted little time trying to make the Iran-U.S. conflict all about herself by claiming she’s
suffering from “PTSD.” “I feel ill a little bit, because of everything
that is taking place and I think every time I hear of conversations around war, I find
myself being stricken with PTSD,” Omar said. “And I find peace knowing that I serve with
great advocates for peace and people who have shown courage against war,” Omar added. Jackson Lee is a far-left lawmaker, but even
she treated the issue of the Iraq war with a level a solemnity that apparently Omar was
incapable of. What was Omar even laughing about? Was she laughing about dead Americans? Republicans wasted little time understandably
calling Omar out for her disgusting and disturbing actions. GOP Rapid Response Director Steve Guest tweeted
that Omar’s actions were “Absolutely disgusting.” “I’m so uncomfortable watching this. What is wrong with these people?” tweeted Erielle Davidson, a staff writer for
the Federalist.

TIDES TURNING: Feinstein Rebukes Pelosi’s Impeachment Delay; ‘Send Them Over’


After claiming President Donald Trump is a
national security threat and “must” be impeached to protect the nation, House Speaker Nancy
Pelosi is refusing to transmit the articles of impeachment to the Senate. House Democrats impeached the president almost
one month ago, but Pelosi won’t send the articles to the Senate because she knows Trump will
be fully acquitted. Adding even more hilarity to it all, now top
Senate Democrats are apparently tired of Pelosi’s games and are calling on her to send the articles
to the upper chamber. Bloomberg journalist Laura Litvan reported
on Wednesday that California Democratic Sen. Diane Feinstein is ready to end the delay
of impeachment articles, asking that Pelosi “send them over” soon. “If we’re going to do it, she should send
them over,” Feinstein said. “I don’t see what good delay does.” Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia
echoed a similar tune, saying, “Now that we have John Bolton saying he wants to testify,
she’s accomplished something.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, speaking
on the Senate floor, criticized House Democrats for “dragging their heels and refusing to
proceed to a Senate trial” and said Pelosi has “no leverage” to influence his chamber’s
trial procedures. “There will be no haggling with the House
over Senate procedures,” McConnell said. “We will not cede our authority “to control
Trump’s impeachment trial, he said. “The Senate is not a creature of the House.” McConnell announced a day earlier that he
has enough Republican votes to set the impeachment trial rules without support from Democrats. A decision on whether to call witnesses won’t
come until after each side presents its case, the majority leader said. “Not all witnesses are people the Democrats
are eager to hear from,” McConnell said. Senate Judiciary Committee Committee Chairman
Lindsey Graham has other ideas, telling Pelosi that if she does not transmit the articles
by the end of the week, the Senate should “take matters in our own hands.” During an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning
Futures,” Graham accused Pelosi of playing political games and trying to exert control
over the Senate trial by keeping it from starting. Graham justified this by claiming Pelosi was
engaging in a “political stunt” by holding off on sending the impeachment articles to
the Senate, weeks after they were approved by a House vote.

MCCAUGHEY: Pelosi’s Impeachment Stunt


Imagine if a district attorney charged you
with wrongdoing, and then let the charges hang over you indefinitely? That’s the stunt Nancy Pelosi has been pulling,
sitting on the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump since Dec. 18. Senate Judiciary Committee chair Lindsey Graham,
R-S.C., accuses House Dems of “trying to hold these articles over the head of the president,”
denying him a chance to be acquitted. Graham says “if we don’t get the articles
this week,” then Senators should deem the impeachment articles “delivered to the Senate”
so the trial can begin. Monday, freshman Senator Josh Hawley, R-Mo.,
asked what’s to stop Pelosi from holding the articles indefinitely. “If Americans are sick of this impeachment
saga, this partisan circus now,” think how they’ll feel months, or even a year, from
now. Hawley is proposing a 25-day deadline. If the House fails to deliver the articles
and name a legal team by then, the Senate can vote to dismiss the charges. Hawley and Graham are rightfully fed up, but
Graham’s proposal is the better one. The president and the nation deserve a verdict,
not just a dismissal. To get it done, Senate Majority leader Mitch
McConnell will have to drop the fiction that the Senate is still a place for bipartisan
civility. It’s time for a reality check. In a previous era when senators prided themselves
on bipartisanship, the Senate established a requirement for a 2/3 majority to consider
any rules changes. Republicans and Democrats would have to agree. That can’t happen this time. Republicans have a bare 53 votes, and no Democrat
is likely to support a rules change. McConnell blasted Pelosi on Monday for treating
impeachment like a “frivolous game.” To outmaneuver her, McConnell will have to
resort to a parliamentary device — the “nuclear option” — that requires only a simple majority. He used it before to prevent Democrats from
blocking Trump’s judicial and executive branch nominees. The stakes are higher now: a timely trial
for the president. The trial will begin, according to McConnell,
with House Democrats arguing their case, followed by a rebuttal from White House lawyers. At that point — not before — senators will
decide whether to call witnesses or proceed to a verdict. It’s the same plan unanimously adopted by
the Senate for the trial of President Bill Clinton. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is demanding
an upfront guarantee of White House witnesses, knowing he won’t get it. It’s a public relations stunt to smear Trump’s
expected acquittal as “unfair,” damaging him for his re-election bid. Some Republicans would like to call the Bidens. Reuters reports that, according to a former
member of the Ukrainian parliament, Hunter Biden was hired as a director of Burisma Holdings
to protect the company from investigation, when Vice President Joe Biden was the U.S.
point person on Ukraine. Democrats applauded Monday when former national
security adviser John Bolton announced he would testify if called. Predictably, Senator Mitt Romney, R-Utah,
still smarting from Trump’s bypassing him for secretary of state, immediately said he’d
like to hear from Bolton. But centrists Susan Collins, R-Maine, and
Lisa Murkowski, R-Ark., are sticking with McConnell’s plan, which postpones the witnesses
question until after opening arguments. That’s wise because the key issue facing senators
is whether the charges against Trump are impeachable offenses. For the first time in history, the House impeached
a president without accusing him of breaking any law. Democrats insist they can nail Trump for “exercising
power with a corrupt purpose, even if his action would otherwise be permissible” — putting
political advantage above the national interest. By that definition, every politician is guilty. Expect a majority of senators, including some
Democrats, to see the danger of such flimflam charges. By the end of January, the Senate will have
voted to acquit Trump. Pelosi and her party will be the big losers. They impeached a president for partisan gain,
and then tried to delay the trial in a desperate search for evidence to make the charges stick. Voters will judge them harshly in November.

Omar Takes Iran’s Side In Conflict With United States, Americans Torch Her


Rep. Ilhan Omar has publically taken the side
of the Iranian regime. In fact, the Minnesota Congresswoman’s shocking
statements today sound like she’s a representative of Tehran, not the United States. Well, that’s why Americans immediately torched
her in ways she won’t soon forget. You don’t want to miss this. Just when you think you can’t be shocked
by anything Ilhan Omar says, the Somali refugee publicly makes ridiculous allegations against
President Trump about the situation with Iran. It’s almost like Omar’s getting her talking
points straight from the Mullahs in Iran. Omar’s been on a roll making “treasonous”
statements. First, the 38-year-old freshman congresswoman
has committed to “step in and stop” Trump after a U.S. airstrike killed Iranian terrorist
Qassem Soleimani last week. Omar accused the president of wanting war
as a distraction against impeachment. On Tuesday, Minnesota’s most infamous congresswoman
was getting blasted by conservative reporters after it was discovered she’s giving Iran
advice to take out President Donald Trump’s hotels around the world. It’s so bad, Robert Spencer, the director
of Jihad Watch, is labeling Omar a “representative of Tehran.” Omar posted: “Trump needs to immediately
divest from his businesses and comply with the emoluments clause. Iran could threaten Trump hotels *worldwide*
and he could provoke war over the loss of revenue from skittish guests. His business interests should not be driving
military decisions.” Trump needs to immediately divest from his
businesses and comply with the emoluments clause. Iran could threaten Trump hotels *worldwide*
and he could provoke war over the loss of revenue from skittish guests. His business interests should not be driving
military decisions. — Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 6, 2020 Unfortunately, today’s treasonous rhetoric
takes the cake. Omar sounds exactly like a spokesperson for
the Iranian regime: “This makes no sense. Sanctions are economic warfare,” the Minnesota
Democrat said Wednesday on Twitter. “They have already caused medical shortages
and countless deaths in Iran. You cannot claim to want deescalation and
then announce new sanctions with no clear goal. This is not a measured response!” This makes no sense. Sanctions are economic warfare. They have already caused medical shortages
and countless deaths in Iran. You cannot claim to want deescalation and
then announce new sanctions with no clear goal. This is not a measured response! — Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 8, 2020 Americans are sick and tired of Omar’s blatant
hypocrisy and her devotion to enemies of the United States. “What you just said is one of the most insanely
idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response,
were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having
listened to it,” tweeted Graham Allen. What you just said is one of the most insanely
idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response,
were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having
listened to it. — Graham Allen (@GrahamAllen_1) January
8, 2020 “So you admit BDS is economic warfare, then. You’re a hateful, raging, anti-semitic hag,
and an embarrassment to our country. Can’t wait to block literally EVERY SUPPORTER
of yours who defends you on this,” tweeted “Chicks on the Right.” So you admit BDS is economic warfare, then. You’re a hateful, raging, anti-semitic hag,
and an embarrassment to our country. Can’t wait to block literally EVERY SUPPORTER
of yours who defends you on this. — Chicks On The Right (@chicksonright) January
8, 2020 “Donald Trump is keeping his eye on the
ball. He will keep using economic sanctions until
the Iranians overthrow the tyrannical Mullahs, or until the Mullahs end their acts of terrorism
against ‘infidels.’ Sorry if reigning in terrorists disappoints
you,” tweeted John Betts. Donald Trump is keeping his eye on the ball He will keep using economic sanctions until
the Iranians overthrow the tyrannical Mullahs, or until the Mullahs end their acts of terrorism
against ‘infidels’ Sorry if reigning in terrorists disappoints
you — John Betts (@JohnFromCranber) January
8, 2020 “Yet you keep demanding BDS; an economic
warfare on our biggest ally in ME Israel who are fighting same radical Islamic Irani regime
you’re trying to save. It’s ok to cause medical shortages & countless
deaths there cause they’re Jews. You’re the definition of hypocrisy @IlhanMN,”
tweeted Sarai Idan, who is also “Miss Iraq.” Yet you keep demanding BDS; an economic warfare
on our biggest ally in ME Israel who are fighting same radical Islamic Irani regime you’re
trying to save. It’s ok to cause medical shortages & countless
deaths there cause they’re Jews. You’re the definition of hypocrisy @IlhanMN — Sarai (Sarah Idan) Miss Iraq (@RealSarahIdan)
January 8, 2020 Besides the fact that Omar is clearly not
faithfully representing the United States, she also has been named “2019 Antisemite
of the Year.” The advocacy group, stopantisemitism.org,
selected the Minnesota Democrat as its “Antisemite of the Year” for comments accusing Jews
of dual loyalty and influence-buying, as well as saying Israel is “hypnotizing the world.” Danny Danon, Israel’s UN Ambassador is calling
for action to be taken against Ilhan Omar. “@StopAntisemites just named Congresswoman
Ilhan Omar it’s 2019 Antisemite of the Year,” Danon said. “Here is a clear opportunity to prove that
all the talk about standing up to #antisemitism is not just an empty promise, but will be
followed by action.” [email protected] just named Congresswoman
Ilhan Omar it’s 2019 Antisemite of the Year. Here is a clear opportunity to prove that
all the talk about standing up to #antisemitism is not just an empty promise, but will be
followed by action. — Ambassador Danny Danon | דני דנון
(@dannydanon) January 6, 2020 Danon has previously stated that Omar needed
to be removed from public office over anti-Semitism. “If you have people that use that kind of
language, eventually I think the public need to remove them from office. If you allow them to continue the message,
you send to the people that’s OK,” the ambassador said in May. “That’s what happened in the past in other
countries, and we should not tolerate it.” So, when is enough, enough? Ilhan Omar has no business serving as a United
States Congresswoman. It’s high time the Minnesota people do the
right thing. Omar’s statements just in the last week
are enough evidence for her constituents to call for her removal. We can now say with any doubt she is a danger
to the security of the United States, and it’s time to take whatever steps necessary
to make sure she no longer has access to America’s most classified information.

CNN’s Big Soleimani Scoop: Trump Ate Ice Cream After Convoy Strike


Talk of escalating conflict in the Middle
East dominated the news cycle this week as government officials confirmed the death of
Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. airstrike Friday morning in Baghdad. Coming directly on the heels of a year rife
with tension between the U.S. and Iran, a result in part of several breaches in trust
over the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the unannounced strike sent shock waves throughout the international
community, sparking no shortage of controversy. Unshaken, however, were the upstanding journalists
at CNN, already hard at work behind the scenes attempting to tease out the most elusive and
vital details of the story. And journalist Kaitlan Collins did just that,
all but earning herself a Pulitzer Prize as she revealed astounding intelligence Friday
suggesting President Donald Trump had “dined on ice cream” at Mar-a-Lago while Defense
Department officials confirmed reports of Soleimani’s death. That’s right. Ice cream! What a scoop! Ahem. “As meatloaf and ice cream were served,
the Pentagon confirmed that the US was behind the strikes, the only statement from the administration
throughout the night,” Collins reported. “The scene Friday was similar to the one
after Trump gave the order for American forces to carry out the missile strike on a Syrian
airfield in the spring 2017,” she wrote. “After that strike, Trump went into great
detail about the chocolate cake he had with Chinese President Xi Jinping, who was there
for a summit, when he informed him about the series of tomahawk missiles.” Can you imagine? Our president eating dessert and celebrating
News Years while U.S. Armed Forces carry out the “assassination” of a “revered”
foreign military leader. The only crime here is the fact that Trump’s
exclusive, five-star Palm Beach resort and golf club is serving meatloaf. Otherwise, I fail to see the importance of
these ridiculous details. A (likely unhealthy) fondness for desserts
and comfort food is par for the course with Trump — and the left-wing establishment
media has made positively certain the American people know all about it. As a former member of the conservative “Never
Trump” movement, I can attest that this type of ridiculous, bad-faith reporting keeps
me running back to the president more even than his laundry list of accomplishments. And I imagine that I am not the exception
in this, but the rule. Just take a look at the social media response
to stories like these. Those on the fence, even those willing to
firmly disagree with Trump on key matters of policy come out of the woodwork en masse
to mock or reprove the establishment media when reports like these drop. And yet, these “journalists” cannot seem
to comprehend the fact that repeatedly attempting to pass off these petty attempts to make Trump
look somehow unpresidential as though there were any journalistic integrity behind them
only further endear him to the American people.

California Passes Insane New Law Limiting Personal Water Usage With Massive Fines


The news coming out of California gets crazier
every week. Governor Gavin Newsom has signed a law which
just went into effect that limits personal water usage. People can even be hit with massive
fines if they exceed their limit by doing laundry and taking a shower on the same day. This was recently discussed by reporters on
KTLA News and the reporters seemed shocked to learn the details. The Media Times reports: The blue-collar governments that Californians
are constantly voting on may have finally crossed the line, at least that’s what these
KTLA news anchors look like. A video of the show, titled “KTLA 5 Anchors
News Morning Get Redpill,” shows complaints discussing the issue at hand, particularly
regarding 55 liters of water per day in California. “I’m not sure how I feel about it,”
anchor Jessica Holmes told her co-workers. “You won’t be allowed to shower and do
a laundry load on the same day.” While that may sound crazy, what California
Attorney Richard Lee unravels is hypothetical figures. “Doing a laundry load requires about 40
to 50 liters of water. Showering for about eight minutes uses about 17 liters of water.
Well, there is a limit to daily water use, 55 gallons per day. So that means if you are
showering and doing a laundry load, you can’t do both without breaking the law… How they will implement the water budget has
not been determined, but they will be subject to monthly reporting requirements and will
be fined $ 1000 a day when completed. If they exceed the budget in a dry year, the fine
is $ 10,000 each day they spend.

Dem Controlled House Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Save Obamacare


The Democratic-controlled House and 20 Democratic-led
states asked the Supreme Court on Friday to declare that the landmark Obamacare healthcare
law does not violate the U.S. Constitution as lower courts have found in a lawsuit brought
by Republican-led states. Per OANN, the House and the states, including
New York and California, want the Supreme Court to hear their appeals of a Dec. 18 ruling
by the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that deemed the 2010 law’s
“individual mandate” that required people to obtain health insurance unconstitutional. The petitions asked the Supreme Court, which
has a 5-4 conservative majority, to hear the case quickly and issue a definitive ruling
on the law, formally called the Affordable Care Act, by the end of June. Texas and 17 other conservative states – backed
by President Donald Trump’s administration – filed a lawsuit challenging the law, which
was signed by Democratic former President Barack Obama in 2010 over strenuous Republican
opposition. A district court judge in Texas in 2018 found
the entire law unconstitutional. “The Affordable Care Act has been the law
of the land for a decade now and despite efforts by President Trump, his administration and
congressional Republicans to take us backwards, we will not strip health coverage away from
millions of Americans,” New York Attorney General Letitia James said. Obamacare, considered Obama’s signature
domestic policy achievement, has helped roughly 20 million Americans obtain medical insurance
either through government programs or through policies from private insurers made available
in Obamacare marketplaces. Republican opponents have called it an unwarranted
government intervention in health insurance markets.

Anti-Trump, Pro-Impeachment Rep. Justin Amash Declares Independence from Republican Party


Libertarian-leaning Michigan Rep. Justin Amash,
who in May became the only House Republican to call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment,
announced Thursday he was leaving the Republican Party. Amash made this announcement in an Op-Ed for
The Washington Post, which identified him as an independent rather than as a Republican. “Today, I’m declaring my independence,”
he tweeted out. In his Op-Ed, Amash wrote he has “become
disenchanted with party politics and frightened by what I see from it.” “The two-party system has evolved into an
existential threat to American principles and institutions,” he wrote. Amash quoted former President George Washington’s
farewell address, in which the Founding Father decried partisanship. “The disorders and miseries which result
gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power
of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able
or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own
elevation, on the ruins of public liberty,” Washington said. Amash believes Washington’s worst fears
have come true. “Americans have allowed government officials,
under assertions of expediency and party unity, to ignore the most basic tenets of our constitutional
order: separation of powers, federalism and the rule of law,” Amash said. “The result has been the consolidation of
political power and the near disintegration of representative democracy.” These are consequences of a mind-set among
the political class that loyalty to party is more important than serving the American
people or protecting our governing institutions,” he added. “The parties value winning for its own sake,
and at whatever cost. Instead of acting as an independent branch
of government and serving as a check on the executive branch, congressional leaders of
both parties expect the House and Senate to act in obedience or opposition to the president
and their colleagues on a partisan basis.” Amash continued by claiming “most Americans
are not rigidly partisan and do not feel well represented by either of the two major parties.” It was not until the very end of his piece
that Amash officially announced he’s leaving the GOP. “Today, I am declaring my independence and
leaving the Republican Party,” he wrote. “No matter your circumstance, I’m asking
you to join me in rejecting the partisan loyalties and rhetoric that divide and dehumanize us.” As mentioned above, Amash has previously made
headlines for calling for Trump’s impeachment. His latest move will no doubt fuel speculation
that he could run for president on the Libertarian Party ticket in 2020, though Amash has not
yet said if he has any plans to do so.