Trump campaign manager calls Amash 'Phony,' 'Grandstanding Swamp Creature'

Trump campaign manager calls Amash 'Phony,' 'Grandstanding Swamp Creature'
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump reversed course on flavored e-cigarette ban over fear of job losses: report Trump to award National Medal of Arts to actor Jon Voight Sondland notified Trump officials of investigation push ahead of Ukraine call: report MORE's 2020 campaign manager accused 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.) of "grandstanding" for his calls to impeach the president.

“If Phony @justinamash were a TRUE libertarian, he wouldn’t stand for abuse of FBI power, spying, & bogus dossiers funded by political foes and fed to secret FISA courts,” Trump campaign manager Brad ParscaleBradley (Brad) James ParscaleMORE tweeted. “He is just another Grandstanding Swamp Creature auditioning for the approval of the liberal media.”


Amash made headlines when he said 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 details “impeachable offenses,” sparking backlash from fellow members of the GOP caucus and Trump.

The Michigan Republican and member of the House Freedom Caucus resumed his criticism of Trump following Wednesday morning remarks by Mueller reaffirming that his investigation did not result in an exoneration. "The ball is in our court, Congress," Amash tweeted on Wednesday.

Tuesday evening, in his first town hall since the remarks, Amash received a standing ovation but also encountered a handful of questioners angry at his criticism of Trump.

Parscale’s criticism of Amash echoes that of Amash’s fellow libertarian-leaning member of Congress, Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulGOP divided over impeachment trial strategy Trump: 'Everybody knows who the whistleblower is' Johnson opens door to subpoenaing whistleblower, Schiff, Bidens MORE (R-Ky.), who said that Mueller’s investigation was “the antithesis of libertarianism.”

Counselor to the President Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayNBC signs Mueller 'pit bull' prosecutor Andrew Weissman as legal analyst George Conway and Trump Jr. trade personal insults during impeachment hearing Conway: Trump reacted 'pretty well' to impeachment hearing because 'there was nothing new' MORE dismissed Amash, who has declined to rule out a third-party presidential bid in 2020, on Wednesday.

"Amash can do what he wants," Conway told reporters. "I’m sure you’ll continue to cover his comments."

The congressman has already drawn a primary challenger and Michigan’s wealthy DeVos family said it will end its financial support for him, although they said it was a decision made before Amash’s remarks on impeachment.

The House Freedom Caucus also voted to condemn Amash's comments.