Generally when I read or hear of an activist desiring a represenantative that isn’t “spineless” it’s nominally just populist bullplop. Nominally they’ll want someone who will stand against anyone but the respective activist. When it comes to Congressman Justin Amash the proverb actually rings true. He’s popular to a populist movement, but he isn’t just playing to the crowd; the crowd came to him. He sticks to his principles.