The Spin Factor

Amashing Twitter Engagement

Michigan GOP Congress member Justin Amash saw his Twitter engagement jump by 6,652%, thanks to a 14-tweet thread where he became the first Republican lawmaker to call President Trump’s actions impeachable.

Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), who doesn’t typically make an appearance among the top congressional tweeters, saw a significant jump in Twitter engagement last week, topping all of Congress.

Amash averages 929 favorites and 254 retweets per tweet, but last week his tweets saw an average of 63,813 favorites and 16,066 retweets.

That jump in engagement came after he became the first Republican lawmaker to call President Trump’s actions impeachable. In a 14-tweet thread discussing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, Amash said that Attorney General William Barr “misrepresented” the report and that Trump has “engaged in impeachable conduct.”