Usually after the toughest elections, candidates gracefully accept the phone call from their opponent and call for unity.
But Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) the hard-nosed libertarian Tea Party star is not your typical politician. He is mad as hell at the growth of big government, and the efforts by the pro-crony capitalism supporters who spent millions trying to defeat him with a primary challenger and the worst type of racial politics.
While wrapping up his victory speech in a win during the primary election, Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan’s 3rd District called former Rep. Pete Hoesktra of Holland a ‘disgrace’ and added that his primary challenger, Brian Ellis, ran a smear campaign.
“(Ellis) owes my family an apology, a public apology for what he said during the campaign,” said Rep. Amash.
Amash said specific negative ads that claim he is pro-choice were “complete lies” and said it affected his family, who have been “fighting for pro-life causes for more than a decade.”
And while it’s terrible to have a member of congress with a 100% pro-life voting record, that was hardly the worst attack.
Amash, who is an Arab-American, had ads run against him calling Amash “Al Qaeda’s best friend in Congress.” Apparently, supporting Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) views on limited foreign military intervention makes you a friend of terrorists.
On election night, Amash refused to take the concession phone call from Ellis. Can you blame him?