Kellyanne Conway: 'Amash can do what he wants'

Kellyanne Conway: 'Amash can do what he wants'
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White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwaySpecial counsel investigating DeVos for potential Hatch Act violation: report George and Kellyanne Conway honor Ginsburg Trump carries on with rally, unaware of Ginsburg's death MORE on Wednesday downplayed the specter of a third-party presidential bid from Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashRon Paul hospitalized in Texas Internal Democratic poll shows tight race in contest to replace Amash Centrist Democrats 'strongly considering' discharge petition on GOP PPP bill MORE (R-Mich.), the lone Republican who has called for impeachment proceedings against President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal prosecutor speaks out, says Barr 'has brought shame' on Justice Dept. Former Pence aide: White House staffers discussed Trump refusing to leave office Progressive group buys domain name of Trump's No. 1 Supreme Court pick MORE.

"We have not had a single conversation about anybody who’s running for president. There are so many already. I guess you could take your pick of the 23,"  Conway told reporters outside the White House, referring to the roughly two dozen Democrats who have entered the race.

"Amash can do what he wants," she added. "I’m sure you’ll continue to cover his comments."


Amash has argued that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE's report showed Trump engaged in "impeachable conduct." He has stood firm on his position in recent days despite criticism from some within his party, including the president.

The congressman has said he would not rule out running for president as a Libertarian in 2020. He has already drawn a primary challenger for his House reelection bid in 2020.

Amash on Tuesday night held his first town hall in his home district since calling for impeachment proceedings. He was greeted with a standing ovation and reiterated his belief that Congress must act in response to Mueller's findings.

“I’m confident that if you read volume two, you will be appalled at much of the conduct," he said. "And I was appalled by it. And that’s why I stated what I stated. That’s why I came to that conclusion. We can’t let conduct like that go unchecked.”