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 TrumpMnuchin knocks Greta Thunberg's activism: Study economics and then 'come back' to us The Hill's Morning Report - House prosecutes Trump as 'lawless,' 'corrupt' What to watch for on Day 3 of Senate impeachment trial MORE's 2020 campaign manager accused Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashSanders co-chair: Greenwald charges could cause 'chilling effect on journalism across the world' Trump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Overnight Defense: Foreign policy takes center stage at Democratic debate | House delivers impeachment articles to Senate | Dems vow to force new vote on Trump's border wall 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 MuellerSchiff: Trump acquittal in Senate trial would not signal a 'failure' Jeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay 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 PaulSekulow indicates Trump should not attend impeachment trial Trump sets record for tweets as president on day House makes impeachment case Rand Paul invites Trump to see 'partisan charade' at Senate trial MORE (R-Ky.), who said that Mueller’s investigation was “the antithesis of libertarianism.”

Counselor to the President Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth Conway'Emotion' from Trump's legal team wins presidential plaudits George Conway says Senate GOP knows Trump is 'guilty': 'What are they afraid of?' Kellyanne Conway: Martin Luther King would oppose impeaching Trump 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.