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Justin Amash: The Libertarian Party Shouldn't Nominate a 'Squishy' Republican in 2020

• https://reason.com, Matt Welch

Ask a Libertarian which candidate he or she would most like to see run for president in 2020, and the name that will come up more often than not is Rep. Justin Amash (R–Mich.). Amash, who prefers the term "libertarian" over "libertarian-leaning Republican" and is fond of tweeting stuff like "Both parties mislead, misdirect, employ double standards, and lie," had an interesting response at LibertyCon Friday night when asked by Reason Editor-in-Chief Katherine Mangu-Ward to describe his ideal third-party candidate.

"He wears Air Jordans," Amash began. (He was wearing Air Jordans.)

Then, without mentioning 2016 vice presidential nominee and likely 2020 candidate Bill Weld by name, Amash warned against the party choosing an insufficiently libertarian Republican.

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