GOP Rep. Walker Says Amash Should Lose Committee Seats

Epoch Times;

Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.) said on July 4 that Rep. Justin Amash should also lose his committee seats now that the Michigan lawmaker is exiting the Republican Party.

“Amash left the @freedomcaucus now he’s leaving the @GOP. The @HouseGOP never left @justinamash – we simply ran out of space for his ego. However, we should make sure he leaves Conference and his committee,” Walker, who is the vice chairman of the House Republic Conference, said in a Twitter post.

Amash declared his intention to leave the Republican party in an op-ed published in the Washington Post. In the piece, he said that he grew up in a Republican household, saying his father, a refugee from Palestine, and his mother, also an immigrant, were both Republicans.

“The Republican Party, I believed, stood for limited government, economic freedom and individual liberty—principles that had made the American Dream possible for my family,” he wrote.

“In recent years, though, I’ve 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.”

“Today, I am declaring my independence and leaving the Republican Party. No matter your circumstance, I’m asking you to join me in rejecting the partisan loyalties and rhetoric that divide and dehumanize us,” he added.

The only other independent in Congress at present is Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a socialist who is running for president in the Democratic primary.

Following the publication of the op-ed, President Donald Trump reacted to the announcement, saying it was “great news” that Amash is leaving the GOP.

“Great news for the Republican Party as one of the dumbest & most disloyal men in Congress is ‘quitting’ the Party,” Trump wrote on Twitter.


12 Comments on GOP Rep. Walker Says Amash Should Lose Committee Seats

  1. Absolutely correct. Committee seats are apportioned to each party and should belong to that party. Just because his ass was in the seat when he betrayed his voters in Michigan, doesn’t mean it’s HIS seat.

    Why don’t you just resign, traitor?!

  2. I would go even farther; the GOP needs to demand, through the threat of legal action, that this clown pays back every dime the state GOP committee spent on his election bid.

    Another possibility, a recall for dereliction of duty. He was elected by Republican voters who expected him, once elected, to represent their interests, a contract if you will whereby an agreement is reached, the people do something (support him with their vote) and then he was do something for them. He violated this contract, he no longer has the support of the very people that elected him.

  3. #MJA

    I don’t think that China lets any Tom, Dick or Amash in! They apparently still have rules on immigration unlike us who lets every Muhammad, Poncho, and Yuri in!!

  4. This is a NO-BRAINER he is not a republican anymore he should NOT fill a committee assignment that rightly BELONGS to a republican house member

  5. Amash = pusillanimous.

    Pick a side, dude. People like you frustrate even the Lord Himself.

    “15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

    16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.”
    Revelation 3:15-16

  6. @Supernightshade — You always have just the right thing to say.

    Lately I’ve been on a “Let your ‘yes’ be ‘yes’ and your ‘no’ be ‘no’, thing. So easy, even a Progressive can do it.

  7. …thank you, @AbigailAdams, you are too kind.

    I kind of like the Dante treatment of folks like him,too. Dante only lightly references Scripture, so this isn’t a Biblical concept, but it IS a satisfying one…

    “THROUGH me you pass into the city of woe:
    Through me you pass into eternal pain:
    Through me among the people lost for aye.
    Justice the founder of my fabric mov’d:
    To rear me was the task of power divine,
    Supremest wisdom, and primeval love.
    Before me things create were none, save things
    Eternal, and eternal I endure.
    “All hope abandon ye who enter here.”

    Such characters in colour dim I mark’d
    Over a portal’s lofty arch inscrib’d:
    Whereat I thus: “Master, these words import
    Hard meaning.” He as one prepar’d replied:
    “Here thou must all distrust behind thee leave;
    Here be vile fear extinguish’d. We are come
    Where I have told thee we shall see the souls
    To misery doom’d, who intellectual good
    Have lost.” And when his hand he had stretch’d forth
    To mine, with pleasant looks, whence I was cheer’d,
    Into that secret place he led me on.

    Here sighs with lamentations and loud moans
    Resounded through the air pierc’d by no star,
    That e’en I wept at entering. Various tongues,
    Horrible languages, outcries of woe,
    Accents of anger, voices deep and hoarse,
    With hands together smote that swell’d the sounds,
    Made up a tumult, that for ever whirls
    Round through that air with solid darkness stain’d,
    Like to the sand that in the whirlwind flies.

    I then, with error yet encompass’d, cried:
    “O master! What is this I hear? What race
    Are these, who seem so overcome with woe?”

    He thus to me: “This miserable fate
    Suffer the wretched souls of those, who liv’d
    Without or praise or blame, with that ill band
    Of angels mix’d, who nor rebellious prov’d
    Nor yet were true to God, but for themselves
    Were only. From his bounds Heaven drove them forth,
    Not to impair his lustre, nor the depth
    Of Hell receives them, lest th’ accursed tribe
    Should glory thence with exultation vain.”

    I then: “Master! what doth aggrieve them thus,
    That they lament so loud?” He straight replied:
    “That will I tell thee briefly. These of death
    No hope may entertain: and their blind life
    So meanly passes, that all other lots
    They envy. Fame of them the world hath none,
    Nor suffers; mercy and justice scorn them both.
    Speak not of them, but look, and pass them by.”

    And I, who straightway look’d, beheld a flag,
    Which whirling ran around so rapidly,
    That it no pause obtain’d: and following came
    Such a long train of spirits, I should ne’er
    Have thought, that death so many had despoil’d.

    When some of these I recogniz’d, I saw
    And knew the shade of him, who to base fear
    Yielding, abjur’d his high estate. Forthwith
    I understood for certain this the tribe
    Of those ill spirits both to God displeasing
    And to his foes. These wretches, who ne’er lived,
    Went on in nakedness, and sorely stung
    By wasps and hornets, which bedew’d their cheeks
    With blood, that mix’d with tears dropp’d to their feet,
    And by disgustful worms was gather’d there.

    -Dante, “Inferno” Canto III

    …Sounds like something worthy of a mugwump like Amash, nicht wahr?


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