GOP lawmaker rips Amash impeachment remarks: 'This is some kind of press stunt'

Freshman Rep. Mark GreenMark GreenInterior gains new watchdog We need a new structure to secure our border Tackling China in modern Cold War MORE (R-Tenn.) on Tuesday ripped fellow GOP Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashAmash says he's happy not feeling 'bound to a particular party' Amash on Syria: Trump's not ending anything Trump says House Democrats 'unfortunately' have the votes to impeach MORE (Mich.) over his criticism of President TrumpDonald John TrumpBusiness school deans call for lifting country-specific visa caps Bolton told ex-Trump aide to call White House lawyers about Ukraine pressure campaign: report Federal prosecutors in New York examining Giuliani business dealings with Ukraine: report MORE while appearing on Hill.TV.

Amash made headlines over the weekend when he became the first Republican to publicly accuse the president of engaging in “impeachable conduct.”

In a series of tweets, the libertarian lawmaker said Trump’s actions surrounding special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox News legal analyst says Trump call with Ukraine leader could be 'more serious' than what Mueller 'dragged up' Lewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network MORE’s Russia probe potentially constituted obstruction of justice and warranted impeachment proceedings.

“Most of us think this is some kind of press stunt,” Green said, adding that House Republicans are feeling "very, very frustrated" by the lawmaker and his remarks.

Green also happens to sit alongside Amash on the House Freedom Caucus, which has been long considered one of the most conservative blocs of Republicans in Congress.

The Tennessee Republican said that while it’s “healthy” to have dissent within the party, he accused Amash of giving Democrats and the media a “talking point.”

“He clearly is creating more media on this and basically emphasizing stuff that isn’t even there and it’s very clear that the Democrats agenda is to investigate the president,” Green told Hill.TV.

A spokesperson for Amash didn’t immediately return The Hill’s request for comment.

Green’s remarks come after the House Freedom Caucus on Monday voted to formally condemn Amash’s call for impeachment during a weekly caucus meeting.

“Based on who was there and our board meeting was probably over 30 members, every single member disagrees and strongly with the position Justin took over the week,” Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel Jordan10 top Republicans who continue to deny the undeniable Ex-Trump aide to tell Congress she objected to Ukrainian ambassador's removal: report A Republican Watergate veteran's perspective on a Trump impeachment MORE (R-Ohio) told reporters.

Amash, meanwhile, doesn’t appear to be backing down from his comments, despite facing backlash from the party and the caucus he helped found. 

"People who say there were no underlying crimes and therefore the president could not have intended to illegally obstruct the investigation — and therefore cannot be impeached — are resting their argument on several falsehoods," Amash tweeted earlier that day.

Trump has maintained that Mueller’s investigation found “no collusion and no obstruction,” and promptly hit back at Amash following his remarks.

“Justin is a loser who sadly plays right into our opponents hands!” the president tweeted in part.

— Tess Bonn