Skip to comments.Donald Trump declares war on Freedom Caucus
Posted on 03/30/2017 6:57:15 AM PDT by Tea Party Terrorist
"The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don't get on the team, & fast. We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!" - Donald Trump
I think you are right. He risks putting on the Uniparty Uniform!
Many conservatives supported Ted Cruz but came over to Trump, but no one in the Uniparty supported him.
Dems want a broken Republican front, and this is what is being handed to them. None of them go against the party line, because they are good little communists.
What the heck is he doing? Dumb, dumb, dumb.
Ryan kept the bill a big secret, then tried to drive it through in 18 days. There wasn't time to work out a deal. And remember, there should have been a concensus plan years ago.
Like Boehner did to conservatives.
My first thoughts are Ivanka, and husband. Bannon needs to tell them top get out of the White House as we never voted for them , or their liberal agenda.
Many on this forum and in the conservative movement [me included] encouraged the GOP to entrust our fragile republic to him rather than to Cruz.
Not only does Trump owe us, we are his only support base.
This is OUR revolution. He might be the leader at the moment, but that can change very quickly if keeps up like this.
Ummm—Human Relations 101—You don’t win people over to your way of thinking by threatening or insulting them.
He already has more money than he will ever need. At this point it would just be about keeping score and raising his.
They all come out looking out morons and Trump takes the biggest fall. The GOP is fixated on snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
LYIN RYAN worked harder AGAINST Trump than ANY FC member I NEVER heard one FC member TRASH Trump our nominee more than LYIN RYAN!!!! Trump’s LOYALTY to Priebus is BLINDING him where LYIN RYAN is concerned!!!
Don’t want Ivanka anywhere near the White House.
Welcome, prol! Maybe you can ask your congresscritter.
I think you are right about that.
The HFC should have negotiated in good faith, but they moved the goal posts which could be just ineptness on their part, so shame on them. They are not, however, all Never Trumpers.
Here is the rundown from Heavy.com.
Mark Meadows Mark Meadows of North Carolina is the chair of the House Freedom Caucus. He was elected during the 2012 election, and in 2015, The Washington Post called him the Donald Trump of the House of Representatives. He has been negotiating with the White House on the American Health Care Act but says that a deal has not yet been reached.
Justin Amash Anti-Trump
Brian Babin supported Ted Cruz during the 2016 election.
Rod Blum He was an early Trump supporter
Dave Brat He campaigned for Ted Cruz during the 2016 election but supported Donald Trump once Trump earned the nomination.
Mo Brooks Mo Brooks of Alabama was elected in 2012. He gave Trump a halfhearted endorsement in October 2016, telling AL.com, Im going to vote for all the Republicans on the ballot.
Ken Buck He criticized Trump during the presidential campaign after Trump called for a ban on Muslims, saying that Trump is a fraud and that Trumps proposal (to ban all Muslims) violates the Constitution, the values of our nation, the Republican Party platform, and my conscience, according to The Huffington Post.
Warren Davidson Warren Davidson of Ohio was elected during the 2015 election. On FiveThirtyEights tracker of how often politicians agree with Donald Trump, Davidson has agreed with Trump 100 percent of the time since January.
Ron DeSantis Ron DeSantis of Florida was elected in 2012. In May 2016, DeSantis called on the GOP to unite around Donald Trump, according to Florida Politics.
Scott DesJarlais Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee was elected in 2010. He endorsed Donald Trump in March 2016. While there are certainly things that I admire and respect in each of the remaining candidates, I believe Donald Trump is the candidate best poised to make America great again, DesJarlais said at the time. As such, I was proud to cast my vote for Mr. Trump and look forward to supporting the eventual Republican nominee whomever that might be.
Jeff Duncan Jeff Duncan one of the first elected officials in the country to endorse Donald Trump for president.
Trent Franks Trent Franks of Arizona was elected during the 2002 election. Franks was somewhat critical of Donald Trump throughout the early days of the election, mainly because he was not sure Trump could beat Hillary Clinton. However, Franks eventually supported Trump. Jesus is not on the ballot. We always need to choose between two flawed people, Franks said in May 2016.
Tom Garrett Jr. Tom Garrett Jr. was elected to represent Virginia during the 2016 election. After the leaked tape on which Donald Trump brags about sexually assaulting women, Garret condemned the comments but said he would continue to support Trump. You got to choose between two very flawed candidates for who you think will be best for the future. We certainly think the Republican vision is the stronger vision, he said, according to The Daily Progress.
Paul Gosar He endorsed Donald Trump for president in July 2016. Donald Trump has pledged to be a strong defender of the Second Amendment and to appoint conservatives to the Supreme Court, he said in a statement at the time. I wholeheartedly support Donald Trump and his vision to make America great again.
Morgan Griffith He supported Donald Trump after Trump became the Republican partys presumptive nominee.
Andy Harris Andy Harris of Maryland was elected in 2010. He supported Trump after Trump became the Republican partys nominee, but he condemned Trumps comments on the leaked Access Hollywood tape in October.
Jody Hice Jody Hice was elected to represent Georgia in the 2014 election. He said very little about Donald Trump during the 2016 election. In March, Hice said that the Obamacare repeal vote was delayed because very few people thought Trump would win.
Ted Poe Ted Poe has represented Texas since 2005. He did not offer a public endorsement of Donald Trump during the 2016 election, but he did say, Trump, a businessman, wants to run the country like a business in the sense that people get back to work. Millions of Americans have given up on the American Dream and quit looking for work and Trump can do that.
Bill Posey He supported Trump for president but said after the Access Hollywood comments, The things Trump said 11 years ago are appalling. Its appropriate that he apologized. I support him because he realizes who his enemies are and can protect the country, help turn this economy around and get America headed back in the right direction.
Mark Sanford Mark Sanford of South Carolina has served in the House of Representatives since 1995. He has been a vocal critic of Donald Trump, saying in February 2017 that Trump has fanned the flames of intolerance, according to The Washington Post.
David Schweikert He supported Ted Cruz for president but backed Donald Trump after Trump became the nominee, saying that he is ethically obligated to vote for a Republican for president.
Randy Weber Randy Weber has represented Texas since 2013. He did not publicly support Donald Trump during the election.
Jim Jordan Jim Jordan of Ohio is the founder of the House Freedom Caucus. In May 2016, he said that he enthusiastically supports Trump.
Raúl Labrador Raúl Labrador of Idaho assumed office in January 2011. He reluctantly supported Trump for president but condemned much of his rhetoric, such as when Trump said that a judge could not fairly judge a case due to his Mexican heritage. I will not stand idly by listening to a person attacking the integrity of a judge because of their ethnicity, Labrador said. That is absolutely morally abhorrent.
Alex Mooney Alex Mooney of West Virginia was elected during the 2014 election. He supported Donald Trump, including after the Access Hollywood tape in October. I look at the issues. Hillary Clinton has plenty of problems too with her past and her emails, he said. Looking at the two candidatesone I think is good for West Virginia and one is not good for West Virginia.
Gary Palmer Gary Palmer of Alabama was elected in 2014. He supported Donald Trump during the election, though he said that Trump was a flawed candidate. Let me be clear, we are looking at two very imperfect candidates, but supporting the Republican nominee Donald Trump over the Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is not a difficult choice, he said.
Steve Pearce Steve Pearce of New Mexico was elected in 2010. He supported Donald Trump during the election but denounced many of his statements. Recently, he said that Trumps travel ban was poorly executed.
Scott Perry Scott Perry has represented Pennsylvania since 2013. He supported Donald Trump during the election but said that Trumps Access Hollywood tape comments were reprehensible and indefensible.
Ted Yoho Ted Yoho has represented Florida since 2013. He formally endorsed Donald Trump in June 2016.When an outsider like Mr. Trump wins against all odds and against the political establishment machine, it exemplifies his political savvy and business acumen, Yoho said. Americans roots and love to see the underdog given a chance and eventually win.
This is Trump’s ‘Chess Game in the Twilight Zone’ if he doesn’t narrow his criticism.
If the FC moved the goal posts during negotiations, then Trump’s tweet is very much the right thing to do!
Having said that, I am glad this bill did not pass in it’s current form. Now we know the lay of the land— mega good for Trump and his team.
As messy as it looks, patience is better than acting like Hotspurs on every perceived slight against conservatism.
Once again, do not let the perfect be the enemy of the good. I believe we are going to get a better bill.
The Democrats will always hate him.
The viability of our country is dependent on Trump’s success. The FC, along with several other Republicans, is hurting Trump’s ability to right this ship.
At this point , there is noting left to lose. Glad Trump is on the offensive.
It seems Trump is willing to trade away The Wall, Obamacare Repeal, and anything else, to be invited to the swamp parties.
It seems the kamikaze caucus is willing to gum flap on The Wall, Obamacare Repeal, and anything else, to be invited on Hannity. Fixed it for you.
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