An outrageous critic of President Donald Trump, Justin Amash, has resigned the Republican Party.
He declared his decision to sit as an independent in the Washington Post, emitting a hint about political hyper-partisanship in Washington.
“Contemporary politics is caught in a blind death spiral,” the Michigan representative drafted on Thursday.
It is he, who was the foremost Republican congressman to order Mr. Trump’s impeachment.
His thought for splitting away from the Republicans was his overall shell-shock to the party politics, he stated.
“The duo-party system has emerged into an existential menace to American laws and institutions,” the five-term congressman said, in the op-ed declared on the 4 July Independence Day holiday.
He further stated- I believe most Americans are not “rigorously partisan and do not observe well stewarded by either of the two major parties”.
Polls in his district hint he would have an ascending fight to win a Republican primary contest ahead of 2020 elections, he continues.
President Trump responded on Twitter to Mr. Amash’s decision, calling it “fabulous message for the Republican Party”.
Mr. Amash had earlier held fronts with the US president.
Moreover, in February, he graced the sole Republican to co-sponsor a verdict in the US House of Representatives to renounce the emergency Mr. Trump declared at the US-Mexico border in order to build a wall there.
Also in May, he sued Attorney General William Barr of defrauding the citizens concerning Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s decisions on Russian interference.
He demanded Mr. Trump had “involved in distinct actions” that “meet the vestibule for impeachment”.
However, it did find 10 instances where Mr. Trump possibly attempted to impede the investigation.
Mr. Amash concluded his op-ed in the Washington Post with a request to Americans to accompany him “in expelling the blind allegiances and euphuism that separate and dehumanize us”.
“I’m requesting you to understand that we can do great than this two-party system — and to strive approaching it. If we proceed to take America for granted, we will suffer.”