Amash unbowed by primary threats
Rep. Justin Amash on Thursday brushed off a primary threat from a Trump administration staffer, saying “I am not worried about it.”
“My constituents know what I stand for,” Mr. Amash said at a House Freedom Caucus forum hosted by Politico.
“They want someone who is independent. They want someone who is going to stand up for all of them, and someone who is going to follow the Constitution, uphold the rule of law, defend liberty,” the Michigan Republican said. “They have that person in Congress right now.”
The House Freedom Caucus became the face of conservative opposition to the health care bill that President Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan failed to usher through Congress last month.
Dan Scavino Jr., a senior adviser to Mr. Trump, took aim at Mr. Amash after that failure, calling Mr. Amash “a big liability” to Mr. Trump’s “bringing auto plants and jobs back to Michigan.” He exhorted Michiganders to “defeat him in [a] primary.”