That’s a bold claim for someone who couldn’t even get re-elected…
On CNN’s “State of the Union,” Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI), who left the Republican Party earlier this week, would not rule out a run for president.
Partial transcript as follows:
TAPPER: What about the possibility of your running for president as a libertarian or some other ticket. I asked you about that four or five months ago and you didn’t rule it out. Is it possible you would run for president?
AMASH: I still wouldn’t rule anything like that out. I believe that I have to use my skills, my public influence where it serves the country best and I believe I have to defend the Constitution in whichever way works best and if that means doing something else, then I do that. But I feel confident about running in my district, I feel a close tie to my community, I feel — I care a lot about my community and I want to represent them in Congress.
TAPPER: When do you think you’ll make a decision about a possible presidential run?
AMASH: It is something people talk about all of the time. It is not something that is right on my radar right now. So I couldn’t tell you.