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Justin Amash Afraid Obama Is 'Setting the Stage for Something Very Dangerous in the Future

“I think it’s scary..."

Since his arrival in Congress in 2011, Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) had not missed a single vote, totaling some 4,289 votes. He was so disappointed, he tweeted an apology to his district. (J. Scott Applewhite, The Associated Press file photo)

President Barack Obama's strengthening of the executive branch may jeopardize America's future, Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) told an online conservative news outlet.

“I think it’s scary the direction the government is going, regardless of whether you have a Republican President or a Democratic President,” Amash told The Daily Caller. “We have an executive branch that is getting way too powerful, and President Obama is setting the stage for something very dangerous in the future.”

In this July 24, 2103 file photo, Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Business thinks tea partyers have overstayed their welcome in Washington and wants to show them the door in next year’s congressional elections. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

The libertarian firebrand added that it is the responsibility of Congress to put a check on the executive branch's power.

“I think as a Congress we need to step up and point out and take charge and point out when the President is going beyond his constitutional powers, which is frequent, and we have got to do something about it and we haven’t done that as a Congress,” he reportedly said.

It was not clear when Amash made the comments to The Daily Caller.


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