His logic is complicated but compelling. Chait argues that Amash, who famously and bravely became almost the only Republican in Congress to actually say that Trump should be impeached, is now Trump’s public enemy number one. The GOP has, of course, decided that Amash has to go, and is doing everything it can to smear and defame him.
But that may hurt Trump more than it hurts Amash. It seems, says Chait, that Amash is seriously considering a presidential run as the candidate of the Libertarian Party in 2020. That could lure away a good many Trump voters, just as Jill Stein and the Green Party lured progressive voters away from Hilary Clinton. It could, in other words, hurt him very badly.
Which, we here at Liberal Resistance, think would be a very good thing, indeed.