Rep. Justin Amash (I-Michigan), a former Republican turned libertarian, declared Monday that he may challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 general election. The congressman shared his intentions after the president claimed in a press briefing Monday that he had “total authority” over the states.

Amash hit back at the president for his false claim. 

 

Amash then tweeted that Americans deserve “another option.”

 

 

The Michigan lawmaker’s Twitter flooded with responses. Amash replied to one supporter who encouraged him to run. He wrote that he is “closely” considering launching a bid. 

 

 

He touted libertarian values and continued to share another post.

 

 

Amash left the Republican Party in July. Before he severed ties, the representative had been the sole Republican member of Congress to support Trump’s impeachment.