Rep. Justin Amash Holds His Ground

Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) met with his constituents for the first time since advocating impeachment, and as Conor Friedersdorf writes for The Atlantic, got the best of the debate.

After a Trump supporter declared that, although many admired his courage, they were unlikely to vote for him in the next election, Rep. Amash responded:

I represent the entire district. So it doesn’t matter to me if a person voted for me or didn’t vote for me, or donated to me or didn’t donate to me. I think I’ve been pretty clear about that. That’s not going to change my principles and who I am … I agree with you that many of the people cheering me on aren’t going to support my campaign. I don’t care. It doesn’t matter to me. This is what it means to be a bigger person. It doesn’t matter to me that some people won’t support me or are hypocritical. You have to do the right thing regardless.

Justin Amash and the Moral Minority

It’s not always clear whether a hill is worth dying on. But, for better or worse, Rep. Amash has decided this is such a hill.