Justin Amash is a former Republican member of Congress from Michigan.
Conservatives had high hopes for him when he was elected during the Tea Party wave but he became a massive disappointment over the years.
He is also a Never-Trumper.
Now he is contemplating a 2020 run for president as a Libertarian.
CBS News reports:
Justin Amash launches exploratory committee in step toward presidential run
Michigan Congressman Justin Amash, an Independent who left the Republican Party last year after becoming disillusioned with party politics, announced Tuesday he is exploring a third-party bid for the White House.
Amash announced on Twitter he is forming an exploratory committee to seek the Libertarian Party’s nomination for president, with the message, “Let’s do this.”
“Americans are ready for practical approaches based in humility and trust of the people,” Amash tweeted. “We’re ready for a presidency that will restore respect for our Constitution and bring people together.”
The five- term congressman shared a link to a website, Amash for America, that states, “We’re ready. For something new.”
See his tweet below:
Today, I launched an exploratory committee to seek the @LPNational’s nomination for president of the United States. Americans are ready for practical approaches based in humility and trust of the people.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) April 29, 2020
Trump doesn’t seem too concerned.
FOX News reports:
Trump mocks Amash for exploring Libertarian presidential run
President Trump on Wednesday mocked Rep. Justin Amash for exploring a Libertarian Party presidential run against him, saying he thinks the congressman would make a “wonderful” candidate as he “has no chance” of keeping his seat in the House.
“No, I think Amash would make a wonderful candidate, especially since he is way behind in his district and has no chance of maintaining his Congressional seat,” Trump tweeted Wednesday. “He almost always votes for the Do Nothing Dems anyway.”
He added: “I like him even more than Jill Stein!”
Amash would have virtually no chance of winning.
He is only doing this in an attempt to damage Trump.