The libertarian congressman from Michigan discusses why Attorney General Jeff Sessions sets of his alarm bells, his plan to reform civil asset forfeiture laws, how to get rid of the Export-Import Bank, and why the internet is poised to kill the two-party system.Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/reasontv Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magaz... Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/reason Subscribe to our podcast at iTunes: https://goo.gl/az3a7a Reason is the planet's leading source of news, politics, and culture from a libertarian perspective. Go to reason.com for a point of view you won't get from legacy media and old left-right opinion magazines.----------------"Hopefully, over time, [the] two parties start to fall apart," says Rep. Justin Amash (R-Michigan) in an interview with Reason recorded last week at Freedom Fest in Las Vegas. "I can go straight to Twitter or Facebook or elsewhere and tell people exactly what I stand for."First elected in 2010, the libertarian congressman helped co-found the influential House Freedom Caucus, sponsored bills to cut spending and defang the National Security Agency, and took an active role in the successful effort to depose John Boehner as house majority leader.A critic of executive power and champion of constitutionalism, the Grand Rapids native is a thorn in the side of Donald Trump, serving as one of only two GOP co-sponsors of a bill calling for an independent, investigative commission into the president's Russia-related behavior. He frequently calls out the administration on social media, and is on the receiving end of a White House call to get primaried.This interview was recorded on July 21, 2017. Cameras by Justin Monticello and Meredith Bragg; edited by Mark McDaniel. Graphics by Bragg.Music: "Calling (Instrumental)" by Dexter Britain ( http://www.dexterbritain.co.uk ). Creative Commons.
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