GOP lawmaker tells party to 'do better' after O'Rourke St. Patrick's Day post

GOP lawmaker tells party to 'do better' after O'Rourke St. Patrick's Day post
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Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashHillicon Valley: Senate sets hearing on Facebook's cryptocurrency plans | FTC reportedly investigating YouTube over children's privacy | GOP senator riles tech with bill targeting liability shield | FAA pushed to approve drone deliveries Hillicon Valley: Senate sets hearing on Facebook's cryptocurrency plans | FTC reportedly investigating YouTube over children's privacy | GOP senator riles tech with bill targeting liability shield | FAA pushed to approve drone deliveries Overnight Defense: House passes T spending package with defense funds | Senate set to vote on blocking Saudi arms sales | UN nominee defends climate change record MORE (R-Mich.) called on his own party leaders to “do better” after the GOP invoked former Rep. Beto O’Rourke’s (D-Texas) decades-old DWI mugshot on St. Patrick’s Day.

“Do better, @GOP,” Amash tweeted. “Be better.”

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On its official Twitter account on Sunday, the party shared a doctored version of O’Rourke’s mugshot showing him wearing a cartoon leprechaun hat and holding a placard with the message: “Please Drink Responsibly.”

“On this St. Paddy's Day, a special message from noted Irishman Robert Francis O'Rourke,” the tweet read.

O’Rourke, who announced last week that he is jumping into the 2020 presidential race, brushed off the criticism as “pettiness,” and said that voters are not interested in “personal attacks.”

Amash, despite being a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, has not shied away from criticism of President TrumpDonald John TrumpBooker hits Biden's defense of remarks about segregationist senators: 'He's better than this' Booker hits Biden's defense of remarks about segregationist senators: 'He's better than this' Trump says Democrats are handing out subpoenas 'like they're cookies' MORE. In an interview with CNN earlier this month, Amash said that he has considered leaving the caucus at times because he is “disenchanted” by its unflinching support of Trump.

The Michigan Republican has also not ruled out seeking the Libertarian Party's nomination for the presidency in 2020.