Justin Amash

Justin Amash

@justinamash

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I defend #liberty • Libertarian • “Laws must be general, equal, and certain.” —F.A. Hayek

Michigan
Joined on January 04, 2011
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118. in country United States and category Politics

272. in country United States and category Society

883. in category Politics

Happy birthday, USA!

Happy #Hamilfilm Day!

Qualified immunity impedes justice and accountability. We must #EndQualifiedImmunity once and for all, and I'm grateful to see @SenWarren, @SenMarkey, & @SenSanders introduce the companion to my bill with @justinamash to do just that. https://t.co/fdHk7ligZM

The last time the speaker of the House allowed representatives in Congress to openly amend legislation on the floor (i.e., where one could say the outcome was not predetermined by House leaders) was on May 24, 2016—more than four years ago.

Quoted @realDonaldTrump

I will Veto the Defense Authorization Bill if the Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren (of all people!) Amendment, which will lead to the renaming (plus other bad things!) of Fort Bragg, Fort Robert E. Lee, and many other Military Bases from which we won Two World Wars, is in the Bill!

Bill after bill with billions—even trillions—in spending, he won’t veto. But removing the names of treasonous Confederate generals, he won’t stand for that. https://t.co/AbgZdaLJ2L

Congress doesn’t legislate. What you see on TV is theater.

“Governing is so pleasurable a profession that everyone aspires to engage in it. Hence, the demagogues never cease telling the people: ‘We are aware of your sufferings, and we deplore them. Things would be different if we were governing you.’” —Frédéric Bastiat

.@RepPressley and I have a four-page, tripartisan bill to END QUALIFIED IMMUNITY. Make it law. Protect people’s rights. #HR7085 https://t.co/lPwirDSOtw
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.@RepPressley and I have a four-page, tripartisan bill to END QUALIFIED IMMUNITY. Make it law. Protect people’s rights. #HR7085 https://t.co/lPwirDSOtw

Quoted @mcuban

I will keep on supporting ballot access changes that give independent and 3rd party candidates a chance to hold office. If it were up to me I would end political parties altogether ! https://t.co/hjA8YSgmFo

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Forget about the old parties. Join us at @LPNational to help build a future of liberty, justice, and equality before the law.

Quoted @reason

The Fox News host says reforming qualified immunity would "end law enforcement." That's not even close to being true. https://t.co/Qc9TqWkt6b

End qualified immunity. https://t.co/p0LULvAXuU

Quoted @binarybits

Anecdotally it seems like less and less legislating happens through the traditional process of offering amendments on the floor. https://t.co/FR93DfctUz

Not just less and less—there’s now no legislating that happens through an open process. Ryan was the first speaker in history to completely close the floor to amendments that aren’t preapproved. Pelosi is the second. These leaders have destroyed the tools for reaching compromise. https://t.co/kvfmhK8VVG

Quoted @justinamash

.@RepPressley and I offered our Ending Qualified Immunity Act as an amendment to the Justice in Policing Act, but House leaders refused to allow a vote on our amendment or any amendment. Let us amend. Let us legislate. Let us represent the people.

This is point I have been trying to make. Congress is hopelessly broken. When power is acquired, neither party allows real legislation or debate. Agree with this policy or disagree. Let members vote. If they don’t like it it’s easy to vote no. https://t.co/XPjOceB06G

There’s one update to the attached thread. Democratic leaders mysteriously and quietly deleted H.R. 35 from the Justice in Policing Act at the last minute.

Quoted @justinamash

This week, the House and Senate will show us how not to get meaningful policing and justice reforms passed and signed into law, as leaders of each chamber quickly push through large bills covering multiple topics with almost no debate or scrutiny of the actual legislative texts.

End qualified immunity. End civil asset forfeiture. End the drug war. End overcriminalization. End no-knock warrants. End militarization of police. End mandatory minimums. But instead Congress gives us this: https://t.co/Afd0sWn6qZ

This week, the House and Senate will show us how not to get meaningful policing and justice reforms passed and signed into law, as leaders of each chamber quickly push through large bills covering multiple topics with almost no debate or scrutiny of the actual legislative texts.

.@RepPressley and I offered our Ending Qualified Immunity Act as an amendment to the Justice in Policing Act, but House leaders refused to allow a vote on our amendment or any amendment. Let us amend. Let us legislate. Let us represent the people.

Quoted @reason

Prison guards who kept an inmate in two cells covered in "massive amounts" of human feces and raw sewage received qualified immunity. https://t.co/yP9tzTbOBg

Unlike my Ending Qualified Immunity Act, the Justice in Policing Act (Democratic House bill) doesn’t end qualified immunity. In fact, it implicitly endorses qualified immunity in such cases. I gave this specific example when discussing the bill’s problems: https://t.co/LVhu64h2Tj https://t.co/I3WkkqDxsK

Congrats to my best friend in Congress, @RepThomasMassie! It was never in doubt, but it’s still awesome. https://t.co/1XSioos0KY https://t.co/u6hu3sRzmN

Congrats to my best friend in Congress, @RepThomasMassie! It was never in doubt, but it’s still awesome. https://t.co/1XSioos0KY https://t.co/u6hu3sRzmN

We need fewer criminal laws, period.

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