Amash’s comments come as Trump moves to safeguard party support
with impeachment proceedings charging forward, after some Republicans struggled to back the administration’s defense of his Ukraine dealings as well as other controversies that flared up over the weekend.
Amash on Monday also defended acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, who drew Trump’s ire
after he said — and then denied saying — that Trump had frozen nearly $400 million in US security
aid to Ukraine in part to pressure that country into investigating Democrats.
“Anyone working in this administration is going to have a hard time explaining what’s going on,” Amash told Burnett. “You’re asking a lot from these officials to go out onstage and try to keep the story straight.”
Mulvaney “was telling the truth there, that there was a quid pro quo,” Amash added. “And then he went back and realized, oh, well that’s not what the President wants to hear.”
Republican Rep. Francis Rooney of Florida suggested on Friday that he could be open to impeaching Trump
— before announcing Saturday that he would not run for reelection.