Never-Trump Former Republican Rep. Drops Bid For Third Party Run For President

Rep. Justin Amash came to Congress during the Tea Party wave.

Something about him changed after the 2016 election. He became a never-Trumper and clashed with other conservatives.

Several weeks ago, he announced that he was looking into running for president in 2020 as a Libertairian.

Now that’s already over.

FOX News reports:

Citing coronavirus, Justin Amash announces he won’t run for president

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Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich., announced Saturday that he will not run in the 2020 presidential election due to challenges posed by the coronavirus during the campaign season.

“I’ve spent nearly three weeks assessing the race, appearing in media, talking to delegates and donors, watching the Libertarian Party’s convention plan unfold, and gathering feedback from family, friends, and other advisers,” Amash tweeted.

“After much reflection, I’ve concluded that circumstances don’t lend themselves to my success as a candidate for president this year, and therefore I will not be a candidate.”

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Amash famously left the Republican Party amid strong disagreements with President Trump. After switching to “independent,” Amash joined House Democrats in voting to impeach Trump last year over his communications with Ukraine.

On Twitter, Amash indicated that the current pandemic would substantially hinder his ability to succeed as the Libertarian Party’s nominee.

See his tweets below:

This was a wise decision.

He had no chance anyway.


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