WaPo: Independent Rep. Justin Amash says he’s looking ‘closely’ at White House run


Dec 11, 2018
Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.) said Monday that he’s considering a White House run against President Trump, a move that could pose a challenge to the president’s campaign for a second term.

Amash, who left the Republican Party last year and is seeking reelection to his Grand Rapids-area House seat as an independent, made the comment in a tweet responding to a statement by Trump on Monday night that as president, his “authority is total.”
Libertarian Party leaders have urged Amash to run for the nomination, and while they have faced stiff ideological opposition, former Republican elected officials have won the Libertarian nod every time they’ve tried.