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 ConwayWhite House pushes back on Parnas allegations Trump suggests LBJ is in hell: 'He's probably looking down — or looking up' George Conway group releases ad targeting GOP senator: 'You're just another Trump servant' MORE on Wednesday downplayed the specter of a third-party presidential bid from Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashOvernight Defense: Foreign policy takes center stage at Democratic debate | House delivers impeachment articles to Senate | Dems vow to force new vote on Trump's border wall House votes to send impeachment articles to Senate Amash: Trump claim about US embassy threats 'seems to be totally made up' MORE (R-Mich.), the lone Republican who has called for impeachment proceedings against President TrumpDonald John TrumpLev Parnas implicates Rick Perry, says Giuliani had him pressure Ukraine to announce Biden probe Saudi Arabia paid 0 million for cost of US troops in area Parnas claims ex-Trump attorney visited him in jail, asked him to sacrifice himself for president 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) Swan MuellerSchiff: Trump acquittal in Senate trial would not signal a 'failure' Jeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay 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.”