Donald Trump was left speechless.
Nancy Pelosi finally found a Republican in Congress to back impeachment.
But now all hell is breaking loose after this Never-Trump Republican just resigned over the impeachment fight.
Michigan Republican Justin Amash made noise as the first Republican to come out in favor of impeachment.
Amash repeatedly lied on social media about Attorney General William Barr misleading the American people about the findings contained in the Mueller report.
Amash also bought into the Democrat Party talking points which Mueller’s partisan prosecutors had passed off as legal analysis.
“Here are my principal conclusions: 1. Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s report. 2. President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct. 3. Partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances. 4. Few members of Congress have read the report,” Amash tweeted last month.
Amash immediately drew a primary challenger, and the family of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos – whom are Amash’s largest financial backers – withdrew their support.
And the fallout spread from there.
Amash was one of the founding members of the House Freedom Caucus and was a member of the group’s board.
Conservatives founded the House Freedom Caucus in order to hold establishment Republicans accountable and continually push the conference in a conservative direction on policy.
But the Freedom Caucus emerged as President Trump’s staunchest defenders in Congress.
Founder Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan and current chairman North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows have been a constant presence on TV defending President Trump against the Russian collusion hoax and partisan Mueller investigation.
Amash realized his presence in the group was no longer tenable.
So Amash did what all Never-Trump Republicans do – he raced to CNN to make a spectacle of himself.
The Michigan Republican exclusively told CNN he was stepping down from the group.
“I have the highest regard for them and they’re my close friends,” Amash stated. “I didn’t want to be a further distraction for the group.”
But many critics saw Amash’s resignation as another grandstanding ploy to try and make himself into a martyr.
There is no requirement in the Freedom Caucus to pledge allegiance to Donald Trump.
Freedom Caucus members support the President because by and large his agenda lines up with the priorities of the conservative movement.
So Trump supporters suspect darker motives at work.
In the past, Amash has refused to rule out running for President as the Libertarian Party nominee.
In 2016, President Trump won Michigan by just a few thousand votes.
If Amash ran for President with his campaign solely focused on his home state and his home Congressional District, he could win enough votes to swing the state of Michigan – and the 2020 election – to the eventual Democrat Party nominee.
Amash’s resignation from the House Freedom Caucus is step one in that plan.
Never-Trump Republicans have spent years searching in vain for a candidate to take on Trump in a kamikaze mission in the GOP primary.
But now Amash may provide them their best chance yet to end the Trump Presidency.
Great American Daily will keep you posted on any new developments in the quest to impeach Donald Trump.