May 29, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Amash gets standing ovation for Trump remarks at Michigan town hall

U.S. Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) holds a Town Hall Meeting on May 28, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Rep. Justin Amash. Photo: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) received a standing ovation by many on Tuesday evening at his first Michigan town hall since he became the first Republican in Congress to support President Trump's impeachment.

Details: Amash told the crowd in Grand Rapids he stood by his comments. "Clearly, things that violate the public trust are impeachable," he said, to applause. Some in the crowd defended Trump, including a woman in a "Make America Great Again" hat, who was booed — prompting Amash to urge people to be respectful.

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