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GOP Rep. Justin Amash stepped down from the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus on Monday night.
“I have the highest regard for them, and they’re my close friends,” Amash told CNN. “I didn’t want to be a further distraction for the group.”
The move comes after Amash ignited a firestorm within his own party by calling for President Donald Trump’s impeachment last month.
Though his stance was viewed favorably by many in the public, it prompted Trump allies and several top Republicans to disown him.
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Michigan Rep. Justin Amash stepped down from the House Freedom Caucus on Monday night, CNN reported.

“I have the highest regard for them, and they’re my close friends,” Amash said. “I didn’t want to be a further distraction for the group.”

The move comes after the lawmaker ignited a firestorm by being the first Republican to call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment last month.

He said he made his decision after reading the former special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation, which examined Russia’s interference in the 2016 US election and whether Trump sought to obstruct justice in the …read more


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