If Justin Amash is going to run for president, he should do it as a Republican

A third-party run would be utterly pointless

Justin Amash.
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When Justin Amash became the first sitting Republican congressman to call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment— the Michigan lawmaker believes special counsel Robert Mueller’s report reveals obstruction of justice — it triggered new speculation that he will run for president as a Libertarian.

It’s not clear Amash will fulfill these wishes — he’s been equivocal when asked, but has never closed to the door. If he does decide to take the presidential plunge in 2020, however, he shouldn’t do it as a Libertarian; he should challenge Trump as a Republican.

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