Tag Archives: Freedom Caucus

Freedom Caucus Meets For Lesson On Speaker Vote

Politico reports: Rep. Andy Biggs gathered roughly a dozen other Freedom Caucus members for a closed door, hour-long Wednesday meeting in his office with House Parliamentarian Jason Smith, who walked them through rules and process of the speaker vote on Jan. 3, according to two people familiar with the sit-down. Reps. Bob Good and Matt Rosendale attended along with the …

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Andy Biggs To Challenge McCarthy For House Speaker

Fox News reports: Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs is planning to challenge House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy for the GOP nomination to be speaker of the House when the caucus convenes Tuesday to choose its nominee, GOP sources said Monday evening. “Andy Biggs will be a candidate,” said Rep. Bob Good of Virginia. “He will announce tomorrow.” Good, like Biggs, is …

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Freedom Caucus’s Biggs To McCarthy: “Not So Fast”

Fox News reports: “I would say maybe not so fast. Maybe we should have a good discussion within the confines of our internal body,” Biggs said. “Look, we were told we were going to have an incredible, incredible wave. And if that would’ve been the case, any 20, 30, 40-seat margin, anywhere in there you would say, okay, Kevin is …

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McCarthy Bargains With Freedom Caucus For Speaker

Politico reports: As a number of still-uncalled midterm races leave the House majority unsettled if still trending Republican, the GOP leader called different House Freedom Caucus members Wednesday to talk about their longstanding demands to change certain rules in the chamber. Those demands include strengthening the conference’s ability to force a vote on deposing the speaker. In conversations with lawmakers …

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Perry Wants Probe Into US Response To Ukraine War

Axios reports: Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.), the chair of the right-wing Freedom Caucus, floated to colleagues the idea of laying the groundwork for an investigation into the Biden administration’s approach to Russia-Ukraine peace talks, Axios has learned. While establishment GOP senators have urged Biden to speed up and diversify weapon sales to Ukraine, MAGA-aligned Republicans have demanded Kyiv enter negotiations …

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MAGA Rep. Scott Perry: The FBI Has Seized My Phone

Fox News reports: Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania says that the FBI has confiscated his cellphone. Perry, in an exclusive statement, told Fox News on Tuesday that while traveling with his family earlier in the day, he was approached by three FBI agents who handed him a warrant and requested that he turn over his cellphone. “This morning, while …

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House Freedom Caucus Lobbies GOP Senators Against Marriage Bill Even Though Its Chairman Voted For It

The Hill reports: The House Freedom Caucus is urging Senate Republicans to oppose the Respect for Marriage Act that would codify federal protections for same-sex marriage, even though its chair, Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.), voted in favor of the legislation. “The ‘Respect for Marriage Act’ was rushed through the House as yet another weapon to distract, confuse, and deceive American …

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Six GOP Reps Vote Against Russian War Crimes Bill

Yahoo News reports: Six Republican lawmakers in the House opposed a bill passed Wednesday seeking to encourage efforts to document and preserve evidence of Russian war crimes during the war in Ukraine. The bill seeks to “direct the President to submit to Congress a report on United States Government efforts to collect, analyze, and preserve evidence and information related to …

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Freedom Caucus Flips Out Over “Orgies And Cocaine”

Politico reports: 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, …

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Boebert Elected Freedom Caucus Propaganda Chair

Congress Minutes reports: Freshman Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) will serve as the group’s communications chair. Boebert, claiming the caucus is the “most influential group” on Capitol Hill, said in a statement that she will “work diligently to make sure the caucus’s message, and the powerful messages of each member, are delivered to the American people.” The freshman firebrand is known …

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GOP Death Cult: Freedom Caucus Calls For Boycotting GOP Social Club Over Compliance With COVID Rules

The Hill reports: Conservative House lawmakers are urging their colleagues to boycott a storied, private Republican club near the Capitol to protest an indoor vaccine mandate imposed by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), which is set to take effect this week. Rep. Bob Good (R-Va.), a member of the far-right Freedom Caucus, stood up in a closed-door GOP Conference meeting …

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Freedom Caucus Rep Refuses Interview With Riot Panel

CNN reports: Republican Rep. Scott Perry on Tuesday declined the House January 6 committee’s request to speak with him, a move that could set up a showdown between a staunch Trump supporter and the committee. Perry, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, was the first known lawmaker to whom the panel had reached out to talk for its investigation. …

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Riot Panel Seeks Interview With Freedom Caucus Chair

CNN reports: The House select committee investigating the deadly January 6 riot has asked GOP Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania to voluntarily sit down for an interview — the first known effort by the panel to talk to a lawmaker about helping former President Donald Trump in his efforts to undermine the election. The committee is not yet issuing a …

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Crenshaw Trashes Freedom Caucus: “Grifters And Liars”

“There are two types of members of Congress: there is performance artists and there is legislators. Performance artists are the ones who get all of the attention, the ones you think are more conservative because they know how to say slogans real well. “They know how to recite the lines that they know our voters want to hear. What you …

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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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