Sunday, April 2, 2017

A top Trump aide called for a primary challenge against a Freedom Caucus member

Business Insider by Michelle Mark --

White House social media director Dan Scavino Jr. took to Twitter on Saturday to urge primary challengers to unseat a prominent member of the hardline conservative House Freedom Caucus.
Scavino, who has long been a top aide to President Donald Trump, called Michigan Rep. Justin Amash a "big liability" and called for Trump supporters to vote him out in 2018. 

Amash replied shorty afterward, tweeting: "Bring it on. I’ll always stand up for liberty, the Constitution & Americans of every background."
"Trump admin & Establishment have merged into #Trumpstablishment. Same old agenda: Attack conservatives, libertarians & independent thinkers," he wrote.

Scavino's tweet prompted speculation over whether he had violated the Hatch Act, which prohibits executive branch employees from certain political activities.

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