“I love representing our community in Congress. I always will," Amash tweeted. “This is my choice, but I’m still going to miss it.” Amash, 40, initially became an independent a year ago after becoming disenchanted with partisan politics and being the lone House Republican to support an impeachment inquiry. He was one of the founding members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus.
The Trump critic has represented Michigan’s 3rd Congressional district in the western part of the state since 2011. The district, which leans Republican, has a five-way GOP primary set for Aug. 4. Democrat Hillary Scholten has no primary opponent and Democrats see a chance to flip the open seat in November because Trump has been lagging in recent polls.
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