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 ConwayImpeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Krystal Ball praises former McConnell aide's historic win in Kentucky Trump: 'We'll have to see' on endorsing Sessions's Senate bid MORE on Wednesday downplayed the specter of a third-party presidential bid from Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashTrump allies assail impeachment on process while House Democrats promise open hearings soon Hoyer: We are going to move as fast 'as the facts and truth dictate' on open hearings Conway spars with Wallace on whether White House will cooperate with impeachment inquiry after formal vote MORE (R-Mich.), the lone Republican who has called for impeachment proceedings against President TrumpDonald John TrumpThis week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry Impeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Judd Gregg: The big, big and bigger problem 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 MuellerSpeier says impeachment inquiry shows 'very strong case of bribery' by Trump Gowdy: I '100 percent' still believe public congressional hearings are 'a circus' Comey: Mueller 'didn't succeed in his mission because there was inadequate transparency' 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.”