While his Republican colleagues have largely held their tongues since Donald Trump won the presidential election, Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan called out the president-elect after Trump suggested people shouldn’t be surprised that his business interests could conflict with his position in the White House.
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Amash, who called for Trump to end his candidacy after a 2005 video surfaced of him making lewd comments about women, took to Trump’s preferred communication platform, Twitter, to criticize him.
He was responding a Trump tweet Monday night that read, "Prior to the election it was well known that I have interests in properties all over the world. Only the crooked media makes this a big deal!"
Prior to the election it was well known that I have interests in properties all over the world.Only the crooked media makes this a big deal!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2016
But Amash sounded a hopeful note after Trump won, tweeting that he looked forward to working together “to defend liberty.”
Congratulations to President-elect @realDonaldTrump. Let's work together to defend liberty, the Rule of Law, and the Constitution.— Justin Amash (@justinamash) November 9, 2016