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The Daily BeastMay 22, 2019
Justin Amash's Longtime Backers Are ‘Fed Up' as Trump World Looks to Bury Him
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyOne of the most influential families in GOP politics could rescind its longtime support of Rep. Justin Amash after the Michigan Republican said that President Donald Trump had committed impeachable offenses, a source close to the family said on Monday.

The wealthy DeVos clan, which hails from Amash's west-central Michigan district, backed the libertarian congressman in 2014 when he faced a primary challenger fueled by establishment forces in the party. Members of the family—which is one of the biggest financial supporters of conservative causes—collectively contributed $65,000 to Amash's primary and general election campaigns, helping him defeat his Republican opponent by 14 points. But that could change with Amash facing a new primary challenge because of his Trump remarks, according to Greg McNeilly, a Michigan GOP operative who has long advised businessman Dick Devos and his wife, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on politics.

"I get the sense it's been the straw that's broke the camel's back," he said of Amash's impeachment remarks.

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