Anti-Trump Rep. Justin Amash is usually Being Destroyed By MAGA Primary Challenger from the Polls
Michigan State Rep. Jim Lower announced in May in which he will be mounting a primary challenge against Rep. Justin Amash over his comments about impeaching President Donald Trump — in addition to the previously little known politician is usually already polling ahead of the longtime congressman.
Amash made national headlines after he called for the impeachment of President Trump, becoming the first GOP congressman or senator to do so. Soon after his statements, Lower announced in which he will be sitting out the race for his third term from the state senate in addition to will instead be running for the 3rd Congressional District seat in which Amash has held since 2011.
According to a fresh poll by Practical Political Consulting, Rep. Amash is usually right now polling 16 points behind his pro-Trump primary challenger, 49-33.
Politico has reported in which President Trump is usually also considering endorsing Lower.
“Trump has raised the primary challenge idea with Vice President Mike Pence in addition to North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, a close Trump ally who co-founded the conservative House Freedom Caucus with Amash. Trump has also addressed the subject with Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, a former Michigan GOP leader who remains influential from the state,” Politico reports.
Lower, who is usually staunchly pro-Trump, said in which he had been planning to run for the seat eventually, however decided right now is usually the right time after Amash’s tweets about impeaching the president.
“Congressman Justin Amash tweets yesterday calling for President Trump’s impeachment show how out of touch he is usually with the truth in addition to how out of touch he is usually with people he represents,” Lower said, according to a report by the Detroit Free Press. “He must be replaced in addition to I am going to do in which.”
Amash has not ruled out running against President Trump in 2020 as the Libertarian Party candidate.