Tag Archives: Freedom Caucus

Freedom Caucus Pushes To Eject Kinzinger And Cheney From GOP Conference Because They Are “Two Spies”

Mediaite reports: A group of House Republicans is leading a push to remove Reps. Liz Cheney (WY) and Adam Kinzinger (IL) from the GOP conference. The effort comes more two months after Republicans ousted Cheney from her leadership position as chair of the conference. Removing them from the conference would mean the end of their committee assignments and their ability …

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Cultist Reps Pressure McCarthy For Vote To Oust Pelosi

The Hill reports: A bloc of House conservatives on Friday pressed Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) to force a floor vote by next week to oust Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for blocking two Republicans from serving on the special committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. Such a vote on what’s known as a “motion to vacate the chair” would be …

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GOP Rep Compares Dems To Nazis: “Go Fight Them”

Vice News reports: A prominent Republican congressman recently gave an extended tirade that argued Democrats are disloyal, unpatriotic, dangerous traitors to America—and twice invoked Nazis to make his point. “They are not the loyal opposition. They are the opposition to everything you love and believe in,” Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Scott Perry said of Democrats as he concluded a speech to …

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Freedom Caucus GOP Rep. Ken Buck: Cheney Was “Canceled For Speaking Her Mind And Disagreeing”

Mediaite reports: Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) said Wednesday he believed Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) had been “cancelled” for expressing her opinions of former President Donald Trump. “Liz Cheney was cancelled today for speaking her mind and disagreeing with the narrative that President Trump was putting forward,” Buck told reporters on Wednesday morning, following Cheney’s ouster. Cheney’s support from Buck, a …

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GOP Rep Intros Resolution To Condemn Any Member Of Congress Who Calls On Glorious Leader To Concede

Politico reports: Rep. Alex Mooney introduced a resolution on Tuesday to formally condemn any lawmakers who call on Donald Trump to concede “prematurely” from the presidential race despite having lost — the latest example of how Trump’s Hill allies are eager to prove their loyalty to the president. The West Virginia Republican, a member of the hard-line House Freedom Caucus, …

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GOP Freedom Caucus Reps Nab Top Committee Slots

Roll Call reports: Five years ago, the nascent House Freedom Caucus irritated Republican leaders to the point that some of its members got kicked off key committees. Now two of the group’s founding members have risen the ranks to the top of two prominent panels. On Tuesday, the House Republican Conference is expected to approve recommendations from its Steering Committee …

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25th House Republican Won’t Seek Reelection In 2020

The Washington Post reports: Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), one of President Trump’s closest allies and staunchest defenders in Congress, announced Thursday that he would not seek reelection next year but would instead stay “in the fight” with Trump in an unspecified role. “For everything there is a season,” Meadows said in a statement. “After prayerful consideration and discussion with family, …

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GOP Transfers Gym Jordan To Intel Committee So He Can Disrupt Impeachment Hearings With Histrionics

Axios reports: Republicans formally made Rep. Jim Jordan a member of the House Intelligence Committee on Friday, a move that will allow him lead the party’s defense of President Trump during public impeachment hearings next week. Privately, GOP members have said they think Jordan — one of Trump’s fiercest allies — is a stronger defender of the party and the …

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Ohio Rep Seeks To Subpoena Gym Jordan On Wrestlers’ Abuse: “What Did He Know And When Did He Know It”

NBC News reports: An Ohio lawmaker is seeking to compel powerful Republican Rep. Jim Jordan to testify under oath about whether he was aware that the wrestlers he coached at Ohio State University were being sexually abused by the team doctor. State Rep. Tavia Galonski said she intends to ask the chair of the committee she sits on to subpoena …

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GOP Rep. Justin Amash Leaves House Freedom Caucus

CNN reports: Rep. Justin Amash on Monday stepped down from the conservative House Freedom Caucus less than a month after becoming the first Republican member of Congress to say President Donald Trump has committed impeachable offenses. “I have the highest regard for them and they’re my close friends,” he told CNN. “I didn’t want to be a further distraction for …

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House Republicans Refer Michael Cohen To DOJ Seeking New Perjury Charges Over Yesterday’s House Testimony

The New York Post reports: Two of President Trump’s top defenders on the House Oversight Committee issued a perjury referral to the Justice Department on Thursday seeking charges against Michael Cohen for allegedly lying during his high-profile public testimony. GOP Reps. Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr asking that he charge Cohen for …

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FLASHBACK: That Time Not-Racist Rep. Mark Meadows Vowed To “Send Mr. Obama Home To Kenya” [VIDEO]

Michael Cohen’s testimony was derailed for several minutes this afternoon after Freedom Caucus member Mark Meadows flipped out over Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s implication that his having trotted out a black former Trump employee as evidence of Trump’s non-racism was itself a racist act. Meadows demanded that Tlaib’s comments be stricken from the record but withdrew that request after some back …

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Freedom Caucus Revolts Over No-Wall Spending Bill

The Hill reports: Conservative lawmakers and pundits are blasting GOP leaders and President Trump over the stopgap spending measure that Congress is expected to pass this week, which will not provide the $5 billion demanded by Trump for a wall on the Mexican border. GOP lawmakers ripped the move, which will prevent a partial government shutdown beginning Saturday, saying that …

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Meadows Drops Out Of Chief Of Staff Consideration

Politico reports: House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows is no longer under consideration to be President Donald Trump’s chief of staff. “Congressman Mark Meadows is a great friend to President Trump and is doing an incredible job in Congress. The President told him we need him in Congress so he can continue the great work he is doing there,” White …

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REPORT: Mark Meadows On Chief Of Staff Shortlist

Axios reports: Over the past 24 hours, President Trump has been privately asking many people who they think should be his new chief of staff, according to three sources with direct knowledge. What’s happening: Trump has asked confidants what they think about the idea of installing Rep. Mark Meadows, the chairman of the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus, as John Kelly’s …

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House Freedom Caucus Preps To Impeach Rosenstein

Today’s indictments are only speeding up the plan: House conservatives are preparing a new push to oust Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, according to three conservative Capitol Hill sources — putting the finishing touches on an impeachment filing even as Rosenstein announced the indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officers for interfering in the 2016 election. House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark …

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DOJ Rejects House Freedom Caucus Demand To See Unredacted Mueller Memo On Scope Of Russia Probe

The Washington Examiner reports: The Department of Justice has sent a letter to the leaders of the House Freedom Caucus declining their request to see the unredacted version of a memo detailing the scope of the special counsel’s Russia probe. In the letter, obtained by the Washington Examiner, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd writes: “Although we are working to accommodate …

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Rod Rosenstein Ridicules Impeachment Threat By House Freedom Caucus: The DOJ Will Not Be Extorted [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said the Department of Justice is “not going to be extorted,” amid public and private threats that he says have been leveled against him for a long time. Rosenstein made the comments during a talk at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., after reports that some conservative Republicans in Congress have drafted articles …

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Koch Brothers Push Jim Jordan For House Speaker

Peter Montgomery reports at Right Wing Watch: Rep. Paul Ryan’s announcement that he will not run for re-election this year has started some jockeying among his colleagues over who will replace him as speaker of the House. FreedomWorks, a small-government group that is associated with the Koch brothers’ political networks, launched a petition campaign last week encouraging right-wing Rep. Jim …

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Jim Jordan: I’ve Never Heard Trump Lie [VIDEO]

GOP Rep. Jim Jordan, who is reportedly jockeying to become House Speaker, appeared on Anderson Cooper’s show last night to defend Trump against James Comey’s declaration that Glorious Leader is “morally unfit” to be president. When Cooper asked if he agrees with Comey that Trump “lies a lot,” Jordan weaseled and deflected, turning the question back against Comey, Andrew McCabe, …

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