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Amash officially files as Independent

Amash officially files as Independent
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Rep. Justin AmashJustin AmashRepublicans eye primaries in impeachment vote Michigan GOP lawmaker says he's 'strongly considering' impeachment Newly sworn in Republican House member after Capitol riot: 'I regret not bringing my gun to D.C.' 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 TrumpMore than two-thirds of Americans approve of Biden's coronavirus response: poll Sarah Huckabee Sanders to run for governor Mexico's president tests positive for COVID-19 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.