Amash: Public views on impeachment 'will really depend' on what Mueller says

Amash: Public views on impeachment 'will really depend' on what Mueller says
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Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashLawmakers blast Trump as Israel bars door to Tlaib and Omar House Democrats targeting six more Trump districts for 2020 Sanford headed to New Hampshire amid talk of challenge to Trump MORE (R-Mich.) said Wednesday that the public's view on impeachment “will really depend” on special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTrump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony Kellyanne Conway: 'I'd like to know' if Mueller read his own report MORE’s congressional testimony scheduled for next month.

Amash, the sole House Republican to endorse an impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump watching 'very closely' as Portland braces for dueling protests WaPo calls Trump admin 'another threat' to endangered species Are Democrats turning Trump-like? MORE, weighed in on news that Mueller is set to testify before the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees on July 17.

While Mueller previously resisted testifying, saying his 448-page report detailed everything he wished to say, Amash said Mueller must go beyond the findings in the report.

"I want to hear him tell the story to the American people," Amash said Wednesday, according to CNN.


As to whether Mueller’s testimony will affect the public and Congress’s position on impeachment, Amash said, “It will really depend on what he says.”

The comment came the same day Amash broke with his fellow Republicans on the House Oversight and Reform Committee to vote to authorize a subpoena for White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayTrump health chief: Officials actively 'working on' ObamaCare replacement plan Campaign aide: Trump asking questions shared by 'millions of Americans' with Epstein conspiracy theory Former acting solicitor general: 'Literally unfathomable' that Trump would retweet conspiracy theory about Epstein death MORE over allegations she repeatedly violated the Hatch Act.

"With respect to the vote, the point is not whether she is violating the Hatch Act or not, it is whether she should comply with the subpoena," Amash told reporters Wednesday.

Amash’s frequent criticism of Trump has led to a primary challenge from state Rep. Jim Lower (R), who led Amash by double digits in a poll conducted earlier this month by MIRS News. Trump is reportedly considering publicly backing Lower in the primary.

Updated: 5:09 p.m.