Amash’s Response To Trump Calling Him A Loser? ‘Okay.’

UNITED STATES - MAY 16:  Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., speaks at a news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center on the Smith-Amash Amendment to the FY2013 National Defense Authorization Act that would "prevent the indefinite detention of and use of military custody for individuals detained on U.S. soil - including U.S. citizens - and ensure access to due process and the federal court system, as the Constitution provides."  (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
UNITED STATES - MAY 16: Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., speaks at a news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center on the Smith-Amash Amendment to the FY2013 National Defense Authorization Act that would "prevent the ind... UNITED STATES - MAY 16: Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., speaks at a news conference in the Capitol Visitor Center on the Smith-Amash Amendment to the FY2013 National Defense Authorization Act that would "prevent the indefinite detention of and use of military custody for individuals detained on U.S. soil - including U.S. citizens - and ensure access to due process and the federal court system, as the Constitution provides." (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) MORE LESS
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May 22, 2019 8:40 a.m.

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) responded Tuesday to President Donald Trump’s Twitter diatribe after the President told his millions of followers that Amash is a “loser” and a “lightweight.”

“Okay,” Amash shrugged.

He seems unfazed by the firestorm his comments ignited when he said that Trump’s actions are “impeachable,” the first national Republican officeholder to do so.

According to the Hill, when questioned about the primary opponent his comments engendered, he was equally blasé. “It’s not serious,” he said. “I feel very confident in my district.”

Many Republicans, including Amash’s own House Freedom Caucus, have expressed anger with the congressman over his comments. But, since going against the grain truly is Amash’s bread and butter, and the libertarian seems content to be out on a branch alone.

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