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May 18 2019
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If so what are his thoughts? You can call and ask local (865) 523-3772 or his DC office (202) 225-5435
GOP Michigan 3rd District Congressman Justin Amash has and said this about it today via Twitter

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.
I offer these conclusions only after having read Mueller’s redacted report carefully and completely, having read or watched pertinent statements and testimony, and having discussed this matter with my staff, who

UPDATED MONDAY 5/20/19
GOP representative Amash keeps going making a public argument for impeachment better than current Democratic leadership

People who say there were no underlying crimes and therefore the president could not have intended to illegally obstruct the investigation—and therefore cannot be impeached—are resting their argument on several falsehoods:
1. They say there were no underlying crimes.
In fact, there were many crimes revealed by the investigation, some of which were charged, and some of which were not but are nonetheless described in Mueller’s report.

calloway1972's picture

Please keep this up. Trump

Please keep this up.

Trump as President For Life sounds great.

#Resist

bizgrrl's picture

Maybe someone will contact

Maybe someone will contact Burchett to ask the question. I'm not sure there is a need. Tennessee is oh so different than Michigan. We are Trump country. Burchett seems to have already pledged his allegiance to Trump. I could be wrong.

Burchett sure is folksy though. :)

Mike Knapp's picture

Perhaps Burchett is simply “troubled”

like Mitt Romney? Considering he may or may not have read the report does Burchett have an opinion about what Amash said? Is Burchett’s view that Amash is or isn’t courageous? Perhaps local media could ask him. Seems to me it’s be folksy to have an opinion about a report that clearly delineated the POTUS obstructed justice and worked closely with a foreign adversary.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Via CNN’s Manu Raju

Romney to @jaketapper: “Justin Amash has reached a different judgment than I have.” Amash comment was “courageous,” Romney says. But “I don’t think there are the full elements” for an obstruction of justice case. Romney adds he was “troubled” by “unfortunate” findings in report

jbr's picture

Burchett seems like an ok

Burchett seems like an ok person on a personal level, but he has chosen the vocation of politician, and he is a political survivor

fischbobber's picture

On a personal level.....

Burchett is indeed a great guy.

He is struggling with the elements that make him a great guy on a personal level at the professional level though. Washington changes people. Sometimes that's a good thing, sometimes that's a bad thing. Without a decent newspaper covering Washington, it can be hard to tell.

Not having a local newspaper covering all the issues facing the community it serves is always a bad thing.

Alex_Falk's picture

I don't know.

Something about watching him use his twitter to make cute little videos scapegoating immigrants as a subhuman criminal class & queer people as a child predators makes me think he might not actually be that great a guy. indeed, not a great guy. a bad guy. worse than a bad guy.

R. Neal's picture

Links?

Links?

Alex_Falk's picture

transphobia is trending

tim hyping up his opposition to LGBTQ equality bill, being sure to mention 'bathrooms': (link...)

here is a tweet sent in support of the video which tim 'liked' -- indicating the user would be 'vigilant' when his 'female family members' go to use 'public restrooms' "
(link...)

Alex_Falk's picture

tim on the floor

(link...)

i'm sure we are all familiar with tim's barely-disguised xenophobic rhetoric around this issue. i suppose his folksy BS and base level ability to not SCREAM the quiet part loud makes him palatable to some local liberals.

did anyone forget that tim brought the parents of pierce corcoran to the state of the union as part of a deliberate marketing push for ethnic cleansing policies that trump recently characterized as to be carried out in the near future by 'removal forces'?

Alex_Falk's picture

how could i forget the blatant islamophobic baiting?

here is just one of many, many tweets tim has sent recently in which he plays a role in whipping up islamophobic conspiracy theories about rep. illhan omar:

(link...)

this is tim retweeting one of his 'fans' tweet at him of a five second video of omar appearing to smile and say 'al-qaeda' captioned with a quote from pence saying that omar should be removed from house foreign affairs committee

fischbobber's picture

I said he was struggling with professional integrity.

Which bathroom is he demanding Eddie Mannis go in? Why would Mannis look for his support?

fischbobber's picture

Seriously.

If this is how Tim is going to play politics, someone just needs to ask him straight up, " Would you let your three year old son go to a public restroom with Eddie Mannis. Then ask the follow-up.

It's his job to deal with these issues.

Alex_Falk's picture

he is doing his job

his current job is indeed very different from his previous. the way i see it, the main parts of his job as a GOP rep are to

1) deliver the goods (tax breaks and regulation repeal) for capital interests
& 2) deliver the goods (culture war) for the voters (lumpenprole + petit bourgeois)

i dont really differentiate the personal from the political / professional. i dont really see any reason to think “washington has changed” tim.

if the implication is that tim has gone to washington and is now “playing politics” by participating in one of the largest planks of the GOP platform & strategy (culture war) for purely cynical reasons, i agree that is worth criticizing on those terms.

in the abstract, it is easier to respect an honest bigot acting in accordance with their worldview than someone who cynically uses bigotry only to enrich themselves. beyond that character assessment, it is bigotry either way and the effect on society is the same.

Mike Knapp's picture

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R. Neal's picture

Asked Tim Burchett publicly

Asked Tim Burchett publicly on twitter a few days ago. No reply. Guess that's your answer. (And yes, he follows me and occasionally responds to my tweets.)

Mike Knapp's picture

If he hasn’t, why not; if he has, then explain reaction

The Mueller report is arguably the most important document to ever come out of the US government. It describes a presidential candidate’s campaign working with a foreign adversary to get Trump elected and the coverup and obstruction of justice that attempted to prevent the American public from knowing about it. Yet we have yet to hear from our local MoC as to whether he has even read it layered with the additional irony that AFAICT no one in the local MSM has asked him. It’s fair to say that it’s a top-of-the-pile homework assignment that all MoC’s read the report and state publicly their position on its findings. If he hasn’t read it he needs to explain why. Our Congressman Tim Burchett, simply as a matter of honor, owes his constituents his thoughts on the Mueller report. Anything less is a dereliction of duty.

Alex_Falk's picture

i get it

the investigation is over, the GOP and their voters are taking the “win” and have moved on to 2020. how this all plays out politically looks alot like the dem’s “benghazi” : a partisan cudgel that will endlessly be both screamed about and ignored.

there is political value in making noise about impeachment, particularly for pumping blood into liberals who bought into the russiagate grifter hype industry that convinced tens of millions that “putin’s puppet” conspiracy theories were true. that any impeachable offenses will not actually validate “manchurian candidate” style conspiracy theory will not matter.

Knoxoasis's picture

I continue to be amazed that,

I continue to be amazed that, on this issue at least, Mr. Falk is the most sensible person in the room.

fischbobber's picture

I doubt it.

Tim's silence on this report, arguably the most important political, constitutional, criminal and historical document in his lifetime, is deafening.

I doubt he's read it and it should become the center of the next representative race immediately.

I like Tim, but, if he was a plumber, I'd get a new one. He's not doing his job, and it's starting to look like he's not going to be any good at it either.

Knoxoasis's picture

Its good to remember that all

Its good to remember that all of this began with an investigation of Mike Flynn for potential violations of the Logan Act.

(link...)

Alex_Falk's picture

more racist fear mongering from “good guy” tim

(link...)

he is not a good person.

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