Donald Trump Jr. hints at appearance for Amash primary challenger

Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpConway and Haley get into heated feud: 'You'll say anything to get the vice-presidential nomination' Conservative group cuts ties with Michelle Malkin Conservatives seek to stifle new 'alt-right' movement steeped in anti-Semitism MORE on Thursday tweeted that he could appear alongside the GOP primary challenger to 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.) amid reports that President TrumpDonald John TrumpMost Americans break with Trump on Ukraine, but just 45 percent think he should be removed: poll Judge orders Democrats to give notice if they request Trump's NY tax returns Trump's doctor issues letter addressing 'speculation' about visit to Walter Reed MORE would be willing to give his backing to a challenger to the former House Freedom Caucus member.

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In the tweet, Trump Jr. wrote that "Michigan is beautiful during primary season," a hint that the president's eldest son, who has actively campaigned in the past for Republican candidates, could end up supporting a primary challenge to Amash from the right after the lawmaker became the first Republican in Congress to call for Trump to face impeachment hearings.

"See you soon Justin," Trump Jr. wrote. "I hear Michigan is beautiful during primary season."

 

Amash, in a reply on Twitter, said: “If it's what you say I love it especially later in the summer,” an apparent reference to an email Trump Jr. sent in the buildup to the infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting.

Amash, who said last month that Trump should face impeachment over his conduct outlined in 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 on Russian election interference and the Trump campaign, has battled mainstream Republicans and the Republican National Committee (RNC) over his stance and has even hinted at the possibility of a presidential campaign challenging Trump.

The Michigan Republican currently faces one announced primary challenger, Republican state Rep. Jim Lower, who has publicly expressed support for the president and has opposed Amash's calls for impeachment.

Politico reported Wednesday that the president has considered officially endorsing Lower while discussing the possibility with top members of the party, including RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel.

“The only people still fixated on the Russia collusion hoax are political foes of President Trump hoping to defeat him in 2020 by any desperate means possible,” McDaniel said in a statement Wednesday.

“Voters in Amash’s district strongly support this president and would rather their congressman work to support the president's policies that have brought jobs, increased wages and made life better for Americans."

Updated at 9:27 a.m.