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I think the issue if that you're trying to lump Amash in with the greater republican party. He may run as a republican, but that's mostly because it's much harder to get into office as a third party.

Until we get more true conservatives in office there is little else he can do except "refuse to govern".

I am definitely not lumping Amash in with the greater Republican party. I deliberately said Rep. Amash "represents a wing" of the party, because the voting record of many Republicans do not resemble his.

My understanding of Rep. Amash is that he is unpopular with House Republican leadership -- for example, John Boehner, the Speaker of the House, kicked him off the House Budget Committee.

Interestingly enough, Rep. Amash actually used his Facebook page to vent about this: https://www.facebook.com/repjustinamash/posts/47481308922476....

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