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 AmashBarr ensnared in Roger Stone firestorm House passes bipartisan bill to create women's history museum Weld bets on New Hampshire to fuel long shot bid against Trump MORE (R-Mich.) said Wednesday that the public's view on impeachment “will really depend” on special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE’s congressional testimony scheduled for next month.

Amash, the sole House Republican to endorse an impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpChasten Buttigieg: 'I've been dealing with the likes of Rush Limbaugh my entire life' Lawmakers paint different pictures of Trump's 'opportunity zone' program We must not turn our heads from the effects of traumatic brain injuries 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 ConwayBrazile 'extremely dismayed' by Bloomberg record Conway: Reported sexist Bloomberg remarks 'far worse' than what Trump said on 'Access Hollywood' tape Candidates make electability arguments, talk Bloomberg as focus turns to more diverse states 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.