WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan says he is launching an exploratory committee for the 2020 Libertarian Party's presidential nomination.
The Republican-turned-independent said on Twitter on Tuesday that the U.S. is ready for new leadership. Amash says, "Americans are ready for practical approaches based in humility and trust of the people."
We’re ready for a presidency that will restore respect for our Constitution and bring people together. I’m excited and honored to be taking these first steps toward serving Americans of every background as president.— Justin Amash (@justinamash) April 29, 2020
Amash announced last July that he was leaving the Republican Party, saying he had become disenchanted with partisan politics and "frightened by what I see from it." He drew President Donald Trump's ire by saying Trump had engaged in impeachable conduct as described in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report.