Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., fended off his primary opponent, Brian Ellis, by 14 percentage points Tuesday night. Everything was going swimmingly — until the incumbent made his victory speech.

Amash, one of the most libertarian members of Congress, is known for his unconventional ways (bucking party leadership, daring to inform constituents why he voted the way he did), but last night, things got even more unconventional.

A typical victory speech includes many thank yous and praise for one’s opponent — but not Amash’s.

“You owe my family and this community an apology for your disgusting, despicable smear campaign,” Amash said of Ellis. “You had the audacity to try and call me today after running a campaign that was called the nastiest in the country.

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