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Amash abandons presidential presumptions

Rep. Justin Amash
Posted at 3:05 PM, May 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-16 21:10:00-04

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Justin Amash will not run as third party candidate for President of the United States.

The Republican-turned Independent Congressman from Michigan tweeted Saturday that after much reflection the circumstances would not lead to success.

Last month he announced he would be exploring a presidential run as a Libertarian party candidate.

Amash posted his thanks to his supporters saying "I’ve been speaking directly to delegates about this opportunity for only a short time, but these conversations have solidified my belief that the Libertarian Party is well positioned to become a major and consistent contender to win elections at all levels of government."

Amash made waves last year as the only house Republican to support impeaching President Trump during the Russia investigation.