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Amash: Obama will meet with rapper but not me

Greg Nash

Rep. Justin Amash (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.

{mosads}”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.

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