Justin Amash Explains Why He Will Not Run for President

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Posted: May 16, 2020 2:20 PM
Justin Amash Explains Why He Will Not Run for President

Source: Carly Geraci/Kalamazoo Gazette-MLive Media Group via AP

Congressman Justin Amash, a Republican-turned-Independent, on Saturday announced that he is ending his exploratory committee for president as the potential Libertarian Party nominee. 

Amash took to Twitter to explain his reasoning:

Although he will not be facing off with President Donald Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, Amash said he still wants to see "a candidate from outside the old parties."

According to the congressman, one of the challenges that has made a potential third party bid even more difficult is the Wuhan coronavirus. Not having the ability to hold meet-and-greets and rallies and being reliant upon social and traditional media a campaign almost impossible.

The other issue that comes to mind, especially as millions are out of work, is the lack of fundraising.