Justin Amash: GOP lying about plans to avoid looming federal sequesterSubmitted by laurelai on Wed, 02/20/2013 - 15:31
GAINES TOWNSHIP, MI — Republican U.S. Rep. Justin Amash chided leaders of his own party during a town hall meeting Tuesday, Feb. 19, saying they were misleading Americans about their role in looming federal spending cuts.
Amash, a sophomore lawmaker from Cascade Township known to speak out against his party and politics generally, said Republicans have wrongly claimed they laid out proposals to avoid the cuts, also known as sequestration.
"They've been throwing this at the Democrats, saying we put two proposals on the table to replace the sequester," Amash told the gathering of 75-plus constituents at Gaines Township Hall. "No, we haven't."