Amash: Obama will meet with rapper but not me
© Greg Nash

Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashCOVID-19, Bill Barr and the American authoritarian tradition Pelosi scrambles to secure quick passage of coronavirus aid Amash calls stimulus package 'a raw deal' for 'those who need the most help' MORE (R-Mich.) on Monday chided President Obama for meeting with his favorite rapper but not finding time to talk with the lawmaker about civil liberties.

Amash was responding to a report that Obama recently met with Kendrick Lamar in the Oval Office, where a White House aide said they shared a personal moment.

"Yet he won't meet with me to discuss civil liberties and surveillance issues despite repeated requests," Amash tweeted.

Amash clarified in a follow-up tweet that he thought it was "great" Obama met with Lamar but that he "should meet with members of Congress on critical issues."

The prominent libertarian lawmaker has been a vocal critic of the Obama administration on National Security Agency surveillance and other issues.

Obama met with Lamar in late October, when the musician was in Washington for a performance at the Kennedy Center, according to the White House.

The White House did not have an immediate comment on Amash.