Aaron and Jason discuss Justin Amash’s recent controversial tweets regarding potentially impeaching President Trump. Aaron supports Justin Amash’s statements, and discusses the psychology of why the Republican party is so violently and hypocritically turning on Justin Amash for them. Jason more hesitantly sides with Amash, bringing up some issues he sees with his position, but also brings up some especially insane accusations being levied against Amash and shows how they don’t hold water. Aaron and Jason also discuss just what impeachment is and why it exists, as well as how the history of impeachment’s use has deviated from the Founders’ principles.
Jacob Sullum’s piece for Reason as to why he agrees with Justin Amash on impeachment: https://reason.com/2019/05/22/justin-amash-is-right-about-impeachable-conduct/?fbclid=IwAR1Lul-vs7N0Ieao03q_19Kjo_sDRtYAMq2_NU9Cmu5PqyVHiooIfmlGvBY
The House Freedom Caucus’s response to Amash: https://reason.com/2019/05/21/house-freedom-caucus-too-busy-scolding-justin-amash-to-care-about-todays-bipartisan-budget-apocalypse/?fbclid=IwAR2M66eL6ktJDWYwV5XLBVRwxK4QYs_8AuTdwI6CDbQxhRUYzBPXnbt3ctU
The Bulwark’s take on why the Republican Party’s actions against Amash may hurt them: https://thebulwark.com/justin-amash-could-keep-trump-from-getting-re-elected/?fbclid=IwAR3zRKAcXXq19GjpCeydqiKHIVjCWhzI92Iq5APe-J2f_qGQ9ISK60j9rWA
An overview of Amash’s history of clashing with Trump’s agenda: https://reason.com/2019/05/22/11-other-times-justin-amash-crossed-swords-with-president-trump/?fbclid=IwAR1_y8ojz41CUFmWcFLUM4pqKo7uHp8trbc4l8K94SnMf4Ep0XEtWCOipnQ
Charlie Kirk’s Response to Justin Amash: https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/charlie-kirk-rep-justin-amash-makes-no-sense-embracing-impeachment-of-trump