Trump reacts harshly to the first Republican vote in favor of his dismissal

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The US president called the elected representative of the House of Representatives Justin Amash "featherweight" and "loser" after the latter accused him of obstruction of justice.

The World with AFP Posted today at 18h45

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Donald Trump, Washington, USA, May 16, 2016.
Donald Trump, Washington, USA, May 16, 2016. Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

It is the first-ever Republican voice to openly call for the removal of US President Donald Trump. She comes from Justin Amash, a Michigan elected to the House of Representatives. The US head of state responded in his own way and on Twitter Sunday, April 19.

"I have never been a fan of Justin Amash, a featherweight who opposes me and some of our great Republican ideas and politics only to make people talk about him by creating controversy"said Mr. Trump. "Justin is a loser who unfortunately plays the game of our opponents! ", he added

The day before, Mr. Amash had felt that the American president had behaved in a way that could be classified as obstruction of justice. "There is no doubt that someone who would not be President of the United States would be charged on the basis of such evidence"he had argued on Twitter.

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Obstruction of justice

Justin Amash had also accused Justice Minister Bill Barr of having "Deliberately" misleads the public about the content of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.

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"Contrary to Barr's description of it, the Mueller report reveals that President Trump took action and behaved in a way that could lead to impeachment ", judged Mr. Amash. "If he had really read the biased Mueller report (…), he would have seen that he was still categorical about the fact that there was NO COLLUSION and, in the end, NOT ANYTHING"Mr. Trump again responded to this dissident voice in his party.

Democrats, a majority in the House of Representatives, believe that elements of the Mueller report show that the president has impeded the proper functioning of justice, including the senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren who calls for the removal of Donald Trump. On the Republican side, Senator Mitt Romney said Sunday did not agree with Mr. Amash. " I respect him. I think his words are brave ". But "I just do not think the elements necessary to prove an obstacle to justice are there", he said on CNN.

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