Happy Wednesday, May 29. Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) got a hero’s welcome Tuesday evening at his hometown town hall for his impeachment comments. Here’s more on that and the other stories we’re watching.
Three Things We’re Watching
Amash gets hometown cheers for his impeachment talk
While his Republican peers are still furious at his comments, Amash is facing no such condemnation at home. At a town hall, the crowd raucously applauded the congressman while he explained his thinking. We’ll see if that reception urges any other on-the-fence Republican to inch away from the President.
DNC will force the field to shrink
ABC will host the third Democratic debate — but this time, it’ll be harder for candidates to participate. By raising the bar on both the polling percentage and individual donors candidates must hit, the DNC is indicating that if the field won’t shrink organically, it’ll force the issue.
The Trump-Biden feud
Another week, another Trump feud — this time with Joe Biden. Trump’s comment that he agreed with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un’s comment that Biden is a “low-IQ individual” set off a firestorm on Tuesday, with Republicans disapproving of Trump’s jab and Biden hitting back. We’ll be monitoring the feud today.
The House and Senate are out.
12:15 p.m. ET Trump attends a swearing-in ceremony for the board of the Export-Import Bank.
3:30 p.m. ET Trump meets with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Yesterday’s Top Story
Democrats ramp up calls for live primary debate on climate change — Dino Grandoni, The Washington Post
Gen Z, Millennials and Gen X outvoted older generations in 2018 midterms — Anthony Ciluffo and Richard Fry, Pew FactTank
Pete Buttigieg was Facebook’s 287th user. Now he says the company has too much power — Casey Tolan, San Jose Mercury News
Beto O’Rourke Wants To Change How The US Treats Immigrants — Nidhi Prakash, Molly Hensley-Clancy, Buzzfeed News