House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy stated that he does take Rep. Justin Amash’s recent tweets about President Donald Trump very seriously, claiming that the Michigan Republican “wants to have attention,” and questioning his GOP bona fides, Fox News informed.
Amash tweeted his take on the Mueller report on Saturday, saying that President Donald Trump “engaged in impeachable conduct,” specifically obstruction of justice, and that Attorney General Bill Barr “deliberately misrepresented” Mueller’s revelations.
“This is exactly what he wants, he wants to have attention,” McCarthy said on “Sunday Morning Futures.” He went on to express doubt over Amash’s Republican leanings in general.
“You’ve got to understand Justin Amash. He’s been in Congress quite some time. I think he’s asked one question in all the committees that he’s been in. He votes more with Nancy Pelosi than he ever votes with me. It’s a question whether he’s even in our Republican conference as a whole.”
Amash blasted Republicans and Democrats for not thoroughly inspecting Mueller’s report, accusing his colleagues of speaking out based on partisanship and not facts.
“Few members of Congress even read Mueller’s report; their minds were made up based on partisan affiliation,” Amash tweeted. “And it showed, with representatives and senators from both parties issuing definitive statements on the 448-page report’s conclusions within just hours of its release.”
In the meantime, McCarthy cast blame on Amash for being constantly opposing everything, stating, “You could have a bill with 400 votes all supporting it, there will always be one opposed and that is Justin Amash.”
Amash stated earlier this year that he was considering running against Trump in 2020 as a third-party candidate.