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Favorable or Unfavorable #11: Justin Amash


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Favorable or Unfavorable #11: Justin Amash  

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Rep. Justin Amash (MI-L) is the only Libertarian Party member to serve in the US Congress. He was originally a GOP member and then an independent before switching to his current party during his final year in office. 

Here are his actions:

Amash, Justin 2011 Proposes Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment
Amash, Justin 2013 Rare GOP supporting Obama's desire to close Guantanamo Bay
Amash, Justin 2015 Rare GOP Congress member supporting SC decision legalizing gay marriage nationwide
Amash, Justin 2015 Votes against reauthorizing Patriot Act
Amash, Justin 2017 GOP congressman makes public statement favoring impeachment of Trump.
Amash, Justin 2017 Opposes Trump's "Muslim ban"
Amash, Justin 2017 Co-sponsors bill to decriminalize marijuana
Amash, Justin 2019 Co-sponsors resolution to block Trump "national emergency" scheme for border wall funding
Amash, Justin 2019 Votes for articles of impeachment against Trump soon after leaving the GOP
Amash, Justin 2019 co-sponsors bill with Pressley (Democrat) to abolish death penalty
Amash, Justin 2020 co-sponsors bill with Pressley (Democrat) to end qualified immunity for police
Amash, Justin 2020 Joins Libertarian Party; only member of this party to serve Congress
Amash, Justin 2020 votes against the anti-lynching act
Amash, Justin 2022 Offers himself as non-partisan candidate for Speaker of the House; gets zero votes
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Amash is such a mixed bag as someone who is not a Libertarian and despises most tenets of Libertarianism outside of social issues and civic libertarianism. But I’m going to give him positive just because he had the courage to go against Trump publicly. That’s it really.

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1 hour ago, Pringles said:

Amash is such a mixed bag as someone who is not a Libertarian and despises most tenets of Libertarianism outside of social issues and civic libertarianism. But I’m going to give him positive just because he had the courage to go against Trump publicly. That’s it really.

He's a mixed bag to me for different reasons. I find Libertarians heartless and/or selfish on social issues. The only areas I find myself agreeing with them are on military intervention, some judicial issues regarding survealliance, auditing, some of their civil service reform ideas (generally merit or anti-corruption efforts), and mayne one or two other things. Despite us coming at Amash as a mixed bag from different angles, we both support Amash in this poll for the same reason.

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7 hours ago, vcczar said:

He's a mixed bag to me for different reasons. I find Libertarians heartless and/or selfish on social issues. The only areas I find myself agreeing with them are on military intervention, some judicial issues regarding survealliance, auditing, some of their civil service reform ideas (generally merit or anti-corruption efforts), and mayne one or two other things. Despite us coming at Amash as a mixed bag from different angles, we both support Amash in this poll for the same reason.

Yeah, like every time I've seen him in the news, it's generally been for doing something completely stupid, or Trump opposition (okay).  If I'm evaluating based just on this list, he actually sounds pretty good, but it leaves out all of his "main stream" positions that would normally tank him for me.

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