Rep. Justin Amash Talks Up Trump Impeachment Hearings To School Kids

The allegation by Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) that President Donald Trump has “engaged in impeachable conduct” isn’t getting a lot of support from his fellow Republicans.

So he’s reaching out to another demographic: America’s schoolkids.

On Tuesday, CBS News reporter Bo Erickson photographed Amash talking up the impeachment process with to teenagers on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

Erickson said Amash’s main point about the need to hold hearings on whether to impeach Trump is a simple one: It’s “really dangerous for our country” when people don’t tell the truth.

Amash, a House member since 2011, thrust himself into the national spotlight over the weekend by saying he believes Trump “engaged in impeachable conduct.” He said he reached that conclusion after reading the 448-page report by special counsel Robert Mueller on Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice by Trump as the probe proceeded.

Trump quickly disparaged Amash as a “loser” and a fellow Michigan Republican has already declared his intention to challenge the lawmaker in the party’s primary next year.

But many Twitter users have expressed admiration that Amash was sticking to his guns.

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He Has 9 Billion Dollars

Launching his Presidential bid last June, Donald Trump held up his financial statement to prove he had assets worth a total of $9 billion.

In a tasteless boast, Trump went on to reveal he refused a bank's loan of $4bn. He said: “I don’t need it. I don’t want it. And I’ve been there.”

While millions of Americans continue to suffer the effects of sluggish economic growth, Trump is blissfully unaffected. Well, that's how he makes it sound.

But He's Never Used A Cash Machine

Trump says he's never had to withdraw cash from a cashpoint.

During an appearance on 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien', Trump said that he'd never seen the need to use ATMs, all the while hinting at his extraordinary wealth.

He Gets Super Defensive About Money

Like many of his voters, money is always on Trump's mind.

But unlike those struggling to make ends meet, Trump is more concerned with the perception of his wealth, which he says is "more than $9 bn".

When an author suggested Trump had a net worth of less than $300m, the property tycoon sued him for libel.

Yet during testimony, Trump admitted his own estimations depend on his "feelings".

It was reported Trump said: "Yes, even my own feelings (guide estimates of my wealth), as to where the world is, where the world is going, and that can change rapidly from day to day."

Trump lost the libel case.

He's Leading A Fact-Free Campaign

Despite pretending to offer something different from the tired-old ways of Washington, Trump has admitted that he's more than willing to use dubious non-facts and statistics in an effort to further his White House ambitions.

In a remarkable exchange with FOX News host Bill O'Reilly, the famously impertinent presenter took exception to flawed statistics banded about by Trump.

O’Reilly: This bothered me, I gotta tell ya. You tweeted out that whites killed by blacks — these are statistics you picked out from somewhere — at a rate of 81 percent. And that’s totally wrong. Whites killed by blacks is 15 percent, yet you tweeted it was 81 percent. Now …

Trump: Bill, I didn’t tweet, I retweeted somebody that was supposedly an expert, and it was also a radio show.

O’Reilly: Yeah, but you don’t wanna be. … Why do you want to be in that zone?

Trump: Hey, Bill, Bill, am I gonna check every statistic? I get millions and millions of people, @RealDonaldTrump, by the way.

O’Reilly: You gotta, you’re a presidential contender, you gotta check ’em.

He Takes His Name Way Too Seriously

He's so obsessed with his image that when a "cybersquatter" took control of hundreds of online domain names, including those using the name "Trump", Donald went on the defensive.

J. Taikwok Yung, a self-described "domainer" from Brooklyn, NY, was hauled before judges after Trump noticed he'd bought up a huge amount of his brand online.

Trump sought the maximum damages allowed - $100,000 for each of the four Trump-related domain names bought by Yung.

And he had legal grounds: Trump is a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Organisation and is adorned on many a high-stakes casino, and several hotels.

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