Ultraconservatives Dig In via House Freedom Caucus
GOP lawmakers who find the far-right Republican Study Committee too squishy now have a new clique to call home: the House Freedom Caucus. “The House Freedom Caucus gives a voice to countless Americans who feel that Washington does not represent them. We support open, accountable and limited government, the Constitution and the rule of law, and policies that promote the liberty, safety and prosperity of all Americans,” the group declared in its first official communiqué.
It’s only a matter of time before founding members Reps. Justin Amash of Michigan, Ron DeSantis of Florida, John Fleming of Louisiana, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Jim Jordan of Ohio, Raúl R. Labrador of Indiana, Mark Meadows of North Carolina, Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina and Matt Salmon of Arizona show up on the floor in blue face paint.
Rage on, bravehearts.
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