Congressman Justin Amash, a Republican-turned-Independent, on Tuesday announced that he is exploring the possibility of running for president. He is hoping to seek the Libertarian Party nomination.
Amash made the announcement on Twitter:
Let’s do this. https://t.co/AhpQQhTauh— Justin Amash (@justinamash) April 29, 2020
Today, I launched an exploratory committee to seek the @LPNational’s nomination for president of the United States. Americans are ready for practical approaches based in humility and trust of the people.— Justin Amash (@justinamash) April 29, 2020
We’re ready for a presidency that will restore respect for our Constitution and bring people together. I’m excited and honored to be taking these first steps toward serving Americans of every background as president.— Justin Amash (@justinamash) April 29, 2020
According to his website, the goal is to rein in government.
"We're ready. For something new. For a government that secures our rights. For equality before the law. For an end to cronyism. For a government that fulfills its purpose and recognizes its limits," his exploratory committee website states. "For practical approaches based in humility and trust of the people. For an honest, principled president who will defend the Constitution and put individuals first.
"I think we need to return to basic American principles, talk about what we have in common as a people, because I believe we have a lot in common as Americans and try to move forward together rather than fighting each other all the time," the congressman said at the time.