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Fake News: GOP Rep. Mark Amodei Does Not Support Impeachment, Despite Media and Leftist Claims

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 07: U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV) speaks to members of the media as he leaves a Republican conference meeting June 7, 2018 on Capitol in Washington, DC. House GOPers gathered to discuss immigration. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Rep. Mark Amodei (R-NV), Nevada’s only GOP congressman, does not support impeachment despite false claims from the media and the left that he does, his office clarified in a statement late Friday night.

He does, however, support what both the White House and all members of Congress in both the House and Senate have said they support, which is a thorough vetting of the supposed “whistleblower” complaint that led to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi opening a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Amodei’s position is in actuality unremarkable and not different from any other Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
It all started earlier Friday when Amodei held a 40-minute-long phone call with reporters explaining his positions on the issue, a phone call that led to an article by Humberto Sanchez in the Nevada independent.
The opening sentence of Sanchez’s article states: “Rep. Mark Amodei supports the House’s inquiry into whether President Donald Trump should be impeached, but is withholding judgment on whether Trump has crossed the legal line.”
The article then quotes Amodei from the call with reporters talking about the process.
“Let’s put it through the process and see what happens,” Amodei said.
“I’m a big fan of oversight, so let’s let the committees get to work and see where it goes,” Amodei added.
“Using government agencies to, if it’s proven, to put your finger on the scale of an election, I don’t think that’s right,” Amodei also said. “If it turns out that it’s something along those lines, then there’s a problem.”
The Nevada Independent also published audio of the congressman’s full nearly-40-minute phone call, which readers of the outlet can listen to.
But what happened next is particularly interesting, and evidence of fake news being spread in an effort by the establishment media and hard leftist groups to twist what members of Congress are saying in order to try to take down the president.
Several people in the national establishment media, including the New York Times, MSNBC, and others–as well as top leftist groups–twisted Amodei’s essentially unremarkable words into somehow meaning the first Republican had turned on Trump in the House to support impeachment.
Here are several media figures and outlets who twisted the congressman’s words to attempt to spell doom for Trump:

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