Rep. Justin Amash Justin AmashThe 25 Republicans who defied Trump on emergency declaration Trump: I told Republicans to vote for 'transparency' in releasing Mueller report House votes for Mueller report to be made public MORE (R-Mich. .) called on his own party leaders to "do better" after the GOP invoked Beto O'Rourke's decades-old DWI mugshot on St. Patrick's Day.
On his official Twitter account on Sunday, the party shared a doctored version of O'Rourke's mugshot showing him wearing a cartoon leprechaun hat and holding a placard with the message: "Please Drink Responsibly."  "On this St. Paddy's Day, and a special message from the noted Irishman Robert Francis O'Rourke, "The tweet read
Do better, @GOP . Be better. https://t.co/FApeUSqApC
– Justin Amash (@justinamash) March 17, 2019
O'Rourke, who announced last week that he is jumping into the 2020 presidential race, brushed off the critics as "petty," and said that voters are not interested in "personal attacks."
Amash, despite being a member of the Conservative House Freedom Caucus, has not shied away from criticism of President Trump Donald John TrumpJoint Chiefs chairman denies report that US plans to keep 1K troops in Syria Kansas Department of Transportation calls Trump 'delusional communist' on Twitter Trump has privately voiced skepticism about driverless cars: report MORE . In an interview with CNN earlier this month, Amash said that he has considered leaving the Caucasus at times because he is "disenchanted" by his unflinching support of Trump
The Michigan Republican has also not ruled out seeking the Libertarian nomination for the presidency in 2020.