Rep. Amash Not Seeking Reelection

Rep. Justin Amash, L-Mich., who briefly considered running for president earlier this year, doesn’t intend to seek reelection, a top aide said Thursday, according to a report.

“He hasn’t been campaigning for any office and doesn’t plan to seek the nomination for any office,” adviser Poppy Nelson told The Detroit News.

Amash, a five-term congressman and outspoken critic of President Trump, left the Republican Party last year, became an Independent and joined the Libertarian Party in April. He is the first Libertarian in Congress.

“I love representing our community in Congress. I always will. This is my choice, but I’m still going to miss it,” Amash tweeted late Thursday in an apparent confirmation. “Thank you for your trust.”

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