Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.), who chairs the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus to which Cawthorn belongs, said he plans to speak to the North Carolina Republican one-on-one about the incendiary comment. Perry further indicated that Cawthorn should identify the individuals he alleges engaged in that behavior.
“I think it is important, if you’re going to say something like that, to name some names,” Perry said in a brief interview.
Perry is not alone in that opinion among House Republicans — Cawthorn’s claims caused an internal uproar at Tuesday’s conference meeting. But as aggravated as Cawthorn’s colleagues may be by his salacious tales, they also know that digging more deeply into his stories may cause them more political problems.
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The ultra-conservative group’s chair says he also wants to speak with the North Carolina Republican about his salacious claims concerning his colleagues https://t.co/Q7XUi9rE4N
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Freedom Caucus member: “You should have to name names if you are going to go make those kinds of brush stroke accusations and impugn the character of people in this institution or … anybody else in this town.” https://t.co/6CE8M8zzi0
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