Figures. Trump-Hating Rep. Justin Amash Has Personal Business Interests in China
On Saturday Trump-hating GOP Rep. Justin Amash tweeted out that President Trump should be impeached.
In fact, Mueller’s report identifies multiple examples of conduct satisfying all the elements of obstruction of justice, and undoubtedly any person who is not the president of the United States would be indicted based on such evidence.
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) May 18, 2019
The RINO Republican likes to hurl attacks at the Republican president.
Rep. Amash worked for his family’s business Tekton Tools after graduating from college and before becoming a US representative.
The Washington Post reported:
The Michigan congressman was born in Grand Rapids and raised in Kentwood, Mich., by a Palestinian Christian father and a Syrian Christian mother. He attended college and law school at the University of Michigan and briefly worked at his family’s business, Tekton Tools, which makes handheld implements, such as screwdrivers.
He served one term in the state House in Lansing before he was elected to Congress in 2010. There, he allied with hard-line conservatives to form the House Freedom Caucus, whose members have mostly fallen in line with Trump.
In 2010 Rep. Amash’s Democratic challenger cut ads accusing Amash and his family of owning factories in China.
In response Amash told MLive:
The family’s company has staff in China to “facilitate trade” and “make sure we get what we’re looking for,” but said it has no manufacturing plant there.
According to his financial disclosure forms, Amash is a co-owner of Dynamic Source International, a Chinese company that supplies Michigan Industrial Tools Inc., his father’s Wyoming-based business.
Dynamic Source International is based in YUHANG DISTRICT HANGZHOU ZHEJIANG CHINA.
The Conservative Treehouse has more on Justin Amash’s Chinese business interests.
In his 2017 financial disclosure forms (pdf here), Representative Amash reports income of between $100,000 to $1,000,000/yr. for his ownership stake in Michigan Industrial Tools. Michigan Industrial Tools is the parent company, manufacturing in China, that produces Tekton Tools, Justin Amash’s Michigan family business.
According to an earlier Michigan article “Amash is a co-owner of Dynamic Source International, a Chinese company that supplies Michigan Industrial Tools.” A visit to the website of Dynamic Source International (link) shows the company operates “manufacturing and factory facilities located in Hangzhou, capital city of Zhejiang Province”, China.
Dynamic Source International and “Michigan Industrial Tools” (financial disclosure) appear as same corporation doing manufacturing in Hangzhou, China. The finished product is then shipped/sold in the U.S. by the Amash family (Justin and his brother Jeff) under the name Tekton Tools.
Read more here.
No wonder Amash is such a Trump-hater. Trump’s trade policies will help American workers but may not benefit the Amash family business– especially their business interests in China.