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Amash officially files as Independent

Amash officially files as Independent
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Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashAmash warns of turning lawmakers like Cheney into 'heroes' Cheney set to be face of anti-Trump GOP Biden: 'Prince Philip gladly dedicated himself to the people of the UK' MORE (Mich.) officially filed as an Independent with the House clerk on Tuesday, one day after he submitted a letter formally resigning from the Republican conference and his position on the House Oversight and Reform Committee.

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His change in party affiliation is expected to be reflected for the first time during Tuesday evening’s vote series. 

Amash — a staunch critic of President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump DOJ demanded metadata on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses, Apple says Putin says he's optimistic about working with Biden ahead of planned meeting Biden meets Queen Elizabeth for first time as president MORE — announced his exit from the GOP in a July 4 op-ed in The Washington Post.

Tensions between the Michigan lawmaker and the Republican Party began to escalate after he announced his support for initiating impeachment proceedings.