The White House is ramping up its public battle with the ultraconservative House Freedom Caucus, singling out Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), one of the group’s most unflinching members.
President Donald Trump’s social media director Dan Scavino first needled Amash on Friday, tweeting that the Great Lakes State congressman refused to back the Republican Obamacare replacement bill because “he puts politics before [Michigan.]” Scavino included screenshots of articles about the congressman’s decision not to vote for Trump, and of an Amash tweet criticizing the president’s rants about Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) in January.
Amash, known for his stubborn independence from party leadership, was defiant as ever, defending opposition to the bill he called “#Swampcare because it’s just another version of #Obamacare.”
Scavino continued hammering Amash on Saturday, calling for Trump supporters to primary Amash in the coming election cycle.
Amash responded in less than an hour, claiming the Trump administration and…
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