Amash: 'Bolton never should have been hired'

Amash: 'Bolton never should have been hired'
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Independent 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 (Mich.) reacted to Tuesday's news that national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonTrump ramps up rhetoric on Iran Iran's strength and strategy show with Saudi oilfield attacks The Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico MORE had been ousted from the Trump administration by saying he should never have been hired in the first place.

"I hope the president’s next national security adviser will focus on securing peace, not expanding war," tweeted Amash, who left the Republican Party earlier this year after backing President TrumpDonald John TrumpTed Cruz knocks New York Times for 'stunning' correction on Kavanaugh report US service member killed in Afghanistan Pro-Trump website edited British reality star's picture to show him wearing Trump hat MORE's impeachment.

Trump announced on Twitter that Bolton would be leaving his post, citing disagreements with his suggestions but not providing specifics.


Trump added that Bolton submitted his resignation on Tuesday and that he would tap a new national security adviser next week.

Amash, who has not ruled out challenging Trump for the White House in 2020, has firmly staked out his opposition to U.S. military activity not sanctioned by Congress, a stance at odds with several of Bolton's hawkish policies.

Appointed in March 2018, Bolton was Trump's third national security adviser.

The president broke with Bolton on a number of key issues, including the administration's approach to Iran and the relevance of North Korean missile tests.