The speculation surrounding Justin Amash and a potential Presidential run have been swirling since last July when he left the Republican Party. Sources close to The Liberty Herald have suggested this announcement will come next week.
“He has been discussing the potential campaign with his family, his friends, his team, and others, and a decision can be expected soon,” Amash’s campaign said in a statement. His inevitable entry into the race comes after more than a year of refusing to rule out such a possibility.
If he does run, Amash would seek the Libertarian Party’s nomination at their convention in Austin, Texas, which is currently set for the end of May. This would throw a big wrench into a Libertarian race that has been lackluster thus far and an Amash campaign would send fireworks across the establishment of American politics. He has been called out numerous times by the President and has been a vocal critic of the past 4 years of Trump.
“The Republican Party, I believed, stood for limited government, economic freedom and individual liberty — principles that had made the American Dream possible for my family,” he wrote in a Washington Post op-ed. “In recent years, though, I’ve become disenchanted with party politics and frightened by what I see from it. The two-party system has evolved into an existential threat to American principles and institutions.”
“Now, is it possible for anyone to shake it up and make a difference?”