Amash dumped Trump, and now Mich. district may dump Amash

TNS photo/Alyssa Keown, MLive.comThe Ottawa Hills neighborhood on the southeast side of Grand Rapids listens to U.S. Rep. Justin Amash speak on July 4, 2019, after the Hollyhock Lane parade. That morning, Amash announced he is leaving the Republican Party.

GRAND RAPIDS — Eirran Betka-Pope was on her lunch break when she spotted hundreds of Donald Trump supporters protesting outside the office of Rep. Justin Amash, the first Republican on Capitol Hill to say Congress should begin impeachment proceedings against the president.

The protesters, who stood on the sidewalk with "Squash Amash" signs, saw his comments as the ultimate betrayal of a president they adore. But for Betka-Pope, a Trump critic, Amash's actions were commendable — and worthy of a counterprotest. The 32-year-old from Grand Rapids, who works in theater and sketch comedy, put on a Trump mask she happened to have in her car and joined the crowd on the sidewalk. She held up a piece of paper that read "I suck."

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