Peter Meijer won the Republican primary in Michigan's 3rd Congressional District late Tuesday in a race to fill Rep. Justin Amash's seat.
"The time has come for a Republican party that offers solutions based on conservative values like limited government, economic freedom and individual liberty, to tackle issues in the present and the challenges sure to come," he said.
When Michigan's 3rd congressional district needed a voice in Washington, Justin Amash turned his back on his constituents," Michigan GOP Chair Laura Cox said in a Tuesday statement posted to Twitter.
Amash, a Libertarian who left the Republican Party in 2019 and has vehemently criticized President Trump, announced in July he would not seek reelection after serving Michigan's 3rd District for nine years.
Their beliefs bend to power," Amash tweeted Tuesday night.