Former Republican and current Independent Justin Amash was the first member of the GOP to call for Donald Trump's impeachment following Robert Mueller's report into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Ahead of Thursday's House vote on a resolution for the impeachment probe, Amash warned Republicans that "history will not look kindly" on their defense of the president, Newsweek reports.
"This president will be in power for only a short time, but excusing his misbehavior will forever tarnish your name," he tweeted.
"To my Republican colleagues: Step outside your media and social bubble. History will not look kindly on disingenuous, frivolous, and false defenses of this man."
Amash also took a hit out at Trump's supporters on Wednesday, highlighting that members of Congress swore an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution — not to "support and defend Donald Trump's abuse of the office of the presidency."
Per The Hill, the 39-year-old congressman has recently been most critical of Trump's approach to Syria. He called out the discrepancy in Trump's claim that he is sending the troops removed from northern Syria back to the U.S., and Defense Secretary Mark Esper's announcement that over 700 soldiers soldiers from the region would be relocated to Iraq.