President Donald Trump has fired back at MI congressman Justin Amash after the Republican from Grand Rapids said the president had "engaged in impeachable conduct".
Rep. Adam Schiff continued to double-down on his baseless accusations of Russia-Trump collusion hours later; accusing Attorney General William Barr of simply "doing the President's bidding".
But Romney was not ready to join fellow Republican Justin Amash, who said the president 'engaged in actions that meet the thresh hold for impeachment.
Mr Amash's comments echoed the conclusions of many Democrats. He continues to describe what happened to the Trump campaign as spying, and recently approached Nancy Pelosi at a D.C. event and asked her if she'd brought handcuffs-a quip referencing Democrat calls for Barr to be arrested.
He told CNN the Mueller report had distressed him.
However, one longtime Michigan Republican veteran consultant told The Daily Caller that Amash's impeachment tweets seriously hurt his congressional reelection prospects as well as any presidential goals he may have had.
Romney also responded to reports that the White House was considering sending up to 120,000 troops to the Middle East if Iran were to target US soldiers or interests in the region, or escalate its nuclear weapon program.
Over the weekend, Republican National Chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel, niece of Sen.
After attending a Trump law-enforcement speech in the Capitol -where he encountered Pelosi - Barr flew to El Salvador for meetings on some of Trump's biggest talking points: the MS-13 street gang and illegal immigration.
Trump also accused Amash of not having read the Mueller report - the congressman made much of saying he had in fact read all 448 pages - and, while repeating familiar complaints about Mueller, wrote: "Justin is a loser who sadly plays right into our opponents [sic] hands!"
He's the first Republican to break with Trump over the Russian Federation probe, but he's often a lone GOP voice in Congress. But the risk during a time of extreme partisanship "is not that Congress will employ it as a remedy too often but rather that Congress will employ it so rarely that it can not deter misconduct".
Trump has asked for files to be prepared on pardoning several U.S. military members accused of or convicted of war crimes, including one slated to stand trial on charges of shooting unarmed civilians while in Iraq, the New York Times reported on Saturday.
Well, I have - through op-eds and through the things I have said, I have made it very, very clear that I will support the president on policies where we agree.