Tag Archives: Freedom Caucus

MTG Endorses Challenger To Freedom Caucus Chair

The Hill reports: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) endorsed Virginia State Sen. John McGuire’s (R) primary challenge against House Freedom Caucus Chair Bob Good (R-Va.) on Monday. Greene, one of former President Trump’s closest supporters in Congress, sharply criticized Good for first endorsing Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) over Trump in the presidential race. “Bob Good is an angry, disloyal, …

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Freedom Caucus Vows Revenge Against Mike Johnson

Axios reports: The House Freedom Caucus may begin to routinely hijack Republican messaging bills as an act of retaliation against House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.), according to multiple members of the right-wing group. It would mark a significant escalation in hardliners’ rebellion against Johnson after he pursued bipartisan deals to pass critical government funding bills. “If they don’t want or …

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MTG Rages: The Freedom Caucus Are “Never Trumpers”

“The House Freedom Caucus board is filled with Never Trumpers led by their new chairman angry disloyal MAGA traitor Bob Good. HFC and their donors are victims of a hostile takeover by Never Trumpers and that’s going to be a disaster for Pres Trump’s next administration. “Bob Good ran on MAGA and Trump’s endorsement in 2020 AND 2022 and now …

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Freedom Caucus: Johnson “Surrendered” On Spending

Bloomberg News reports: US lawmakers released a stopgap spending bill to avert a partial government shutdown on Jan. 20, greatly reducing the chances of a closure but risking conservative Republican ire against House Speaker Mike Johnson. The temporary spending bill would extend funds for some agencies that face a Jan. 20 deadline through March 1 and for others that face …

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Johnson Pressured To Ditch His Own Spending Deal

Politico reports: Speaker Mike Johnson’s grip on his fractious conference slipped this week after he struck a government funding deal with Democrats — antagonizing the same Republicans who led the ouster of Kevin McCarthy. Now, not even three months in the job, Johnson is facing a decision that promises to shape his speakership going forward: whether to give in to …

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Rep. Bob Good Tapped As Next Freedom Caucus Chair

Axios reports: Members of the House Freedom Caucus have tapped Rep. Bob Good (R-Va.) to serve as the next chair of the powerful conservative group. Good is expected to play a leading role in negotiations on key pieces of legislation, with the HFC slated to continue to have strong influence given the narrow majority. The role as caucus chair has …

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Texts Reveal Scott Perry’s Attempts To Overturn Election

CNN reports: As Rep. Scott Perry was making clear he wanted to contest Donald Trump’s loss of the presidency in the 2020 election, his conversations with a Justice Department official took him inside the then-president’s management of the agency. Perry’s text messages, revealed for the first time in court filings on Wednesday, included several communications in late December 2020 and …

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Ranting GOP Rep Begs Colleagues: Name One Thing GOP Majority Accomplished That I Can Campaign On

“One thing! I want my Republican colleagues to give me one thing, ONE, that I can go campaign on and say we did. One! Anybody sitting in the complex, you wanna come down to the floor and explain to me one material, meaningful, significant thing the Republican majority has done.” – Freedom Caucus Rep. Chip Roy, raging today in a …

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GOP Rep: “Ghost Buses Filled With FBI Informants Dressed As Trump Supporters” Spawned Capitol Riot

“Are you familiar with – do you know what a ghost vehicle is? You’re the director of the FBI, you certainly should. Do you know what a ghost bus is? It’s pretty common in law enforcement. It’s a vehicle that’s used for secret purposes. It’s painted over. “These two buses in the middle here [points to photo] were the first …

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Freedom Caucus Plots To Oust McCarthy Next Week

The Washington Post reports: A contingent of far-right House Republicans are plotting an attempt to remove Kevin McCarthy as House speaker as early as next week, a move that would throw the chamber into further disarray in the middle of a potential government shutdown. Some members of the far-right faction of the party are coalescing around nominating a member of …

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Freedom Caucus Embraces Govt Shutdown: “So Be It”

The Hill reports: Congress is racing the clock to fund the government ahead of a Sept. 30 deadline as the threat of a shutdown looms — but to some House conservatives, a shutdown isn’t much of a threat at all. A handful of hard-line Republicans are brushing off — or even embracing — the possibility of a shutdown, arguing that …

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Freedom Caucus: We’ll Shutdown Govt For “Wokeness”

Axios reports: Members of the House Freedom Caucus are making it harder for leadership to avoid a government shutdown, announcing on Monday that they’ll oppose a stopgap funding bill unless it caves to their terms. Driving the news: The HFC is demanding more funding for border enforcement, cuts to the Department of Justice and FBI, and an end to “woke” …

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Freedom Caucus Rep To Run For North Carolina AG

The Charlotte Observer reports: U.S. Rep. Dan Bishop, a Charlotte Republican, announced Thursday morning he will run for the N.C. attorney general instead of seeking reelection to the 8th Congressional District seat. “To have the news break that, in fact, I’m going to be a candidate, to come home in North Carolina and seek the spot of attorney general, and …

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MTG Rips Freedom Caucus “Drama Club” After Ouster

CBS News reports: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) said Tuesday she has not been told that she was kicked out of the hard-line conservative House Freedom Caucus, while brushing off the significance of the apparent vote to boot her from the group. “I’m not really concerned about it,” Greene said, adding that most of what she has learned has been …

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MTG Won’t Acknowledge Freedom Caucus Expulsion

Axios reports: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) has not responded to calls by top members of the House Freedom Caucus aimed at notifying her that she has been ousted from the influential conservative group, two lawmakers familiar with the situation told Axios. One HFC board member said that Freedom Caucus Chair Scott Perry (R-Pa.) unsuccessfully tried to reach out to …

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House Freedom Caucus Rep: We Voted To Expel MTG

Raw Story reports: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) is no longer enough of a hardline right-wing lawmaker for the House Freedom Caucus. Freedom Caucus Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) tells Politico reporter Olivia Beavers that it’s his “understanding” that Greene is no longer a member of the caucus after it took a secret vote on her expulsion last month. Beavers says …

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Politico: Unclear If Freedom Caucus Has Expelled MTG

Politico reports: House Freedom Caucus members took a momentous vote Friday on Marjorie Taylor Greene’s future with the group, according to three people familiar with the matter — but it’s not yet clear whether she’s been officially ejected. Greene’s close alliance with Speaker Kevin McCarthy, and her accompanying criticism of colleagues in the group, has put her on the opposite …

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Politico: Freedom Caucus May Expel Marjorie Greene

Politico reports: Tensions inside the conservative House Freedom Caucus have reached the point that some members are floating the idea of purging colleagues from the group. At least two hardliners have discussed — and proposed to Freedom Caucus Chair Scott Perry (R-Pa.) — trying to boot members who no longer meet the group’s ideological standards, according to three Republicans with …

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Far-Right Bloc Forces McCarthy To Cancel All Votes

NBC News reports: A small bloc of conservative bomb-throwers is holding the floor of the House of Representatives hostage, forcing GOP leaders to cancel votes for the rest of the week. For the second straight day, the conservatives blocked several leadership-backed bills from moving forward Wednesday in protest of Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s handling of the debt deal he struck with …

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GOP Bill Would End “X” Gender Marker On Passports

The Washington Examiner reports: Travelers seeking to leave the country may no longer be able to choose an alternative gender identity marker on their U.S.-issued passport under new legislation being introduced by Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) on Wednesday. Under the Passport Sanity Act, the State Department would be prohibited from issuing a passport or other travel documents that contain the …

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