Pollster says Amash's Mueller comments unlikely to have big impact on GOP

Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashAmash: 'Bolton never should have been hired' Romney: Bolton firing 'a huge loss' for nation Amash says Sanford presidential bid won't impact decision on whether he runs in 2020 MORE's (R-Mich.) recent comments that special counsel Robert Mueller's report showed President TrumpDonald John TrumpHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Celebrating 'Hispanic Heritage Month' in the Age of Trump Let's not play Charlie Brown to Iran's Lucy MORE committed impeachable offenses is unlikely to have a major impact on Republicans, pollster Mallory Newall said Monday.

"If it was a rank-and-file Republican, maybe," Newall, who is research director at Ipsos Public Affairs, told host Jamal Simmons on Hill.TV's "What America's Thinking."

"But again, Justin Amash has sort of been known particularly [by] those in his home district, those who know him well, as somebody that kind of lives outside of the partisan lines sometimes, and he's not afraid to cross the aisle in the name of being a libertarian or being a contrary voice," she said.

Newall added that if someone like Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamBolton exit provokes questions about Trump shift on Iran The 13 Republicans needed to pass gun-control legislation Graham: US should consider strike on Iranian oil refineries after attack on Saudi Arabia MORE (R-S.C.) or Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellO'Rourke responds to Buttigieg's gun criticism: 'That calculation and fear is what got us here in the first place' Cicilline on Trump investigations versus legislation: 'We have to do both' The 13 Republicans needed to pass gun-control legislation MORE (R-Ky.) made similar remarks "maybe it would be different."

Amash broke with members of his own party on Saturday when he tweeted that Mueller’s report "reveals that President Trump engaged in specific actions and a pattern of behavior that meet the threshold for impeachment."

Republicans like House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyPence extends olive branch to Cummings after Trump's Baltimore attacks Marijuana industry donations to lawmakers surge in 2019: analysis McCarthy: Trump traveling to Baltimore shows he cares about the city MORE (Calif.) were quick to slam Amash's remarks.

"What he wants is attention in this process. He's not a criminal attorney. He's never met Mueller. He's never met [Attorney General William] Barr. And now he's coming forward with this?" McCarthy told Fox News on Sunday.

"This is exactly what you would expect from Justin. He never supported the president. And I think he's just looking for attention," McCarthy added. 

— Julia Manchester