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  • LOUIE: Robert Mueller Is An ‘Anal Opening’

    07/01/2019 12:22:31 PM PDT · by bkopto · 23 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 7/1/2019 | Patrick Howley
    Texas Republican congressman and House Freedom Caucus stalwart Louie Gohmert called former special counsel Robert Mueller an “anal opening” Monday as Mueller prepares to testify before Congress after finding no Russian collusion on the part of President Trump. “He’s done some irreparable damage to some things and he’s got to answer for them. It reinforced the anal opening that I believe Mueller to be,” Gohmert stated to Politico.
  • Amash exits House Freedom Caucus in wake of Trump impeachment stance

    06/10/2019 8:28:21 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/10/19 | Juliegrace Brufke
    Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) has opted to quit the House Freedom Caucus in the wake of his comments in support of moving forward with impeachment proceedings. The Freedom Caucus voted to condemn the Michigan Republican's remarks last month, but the group opted not to force him out despite a divide among members. Amash was the first — and only — Republican House member to publicly say he thought President Trump had committed impeachable offenses after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. He has since doubled down multiple times on his statement...
  • House Freedom Caucus Formally Condemns Justin Amash

    05/21/2019 9:33:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies ^ | May 21, 2019 | Cortney O'Brien
    It was unanimous. The House Freedom Caucus formally condemned Rep. Justin Amash's (R-MI) recent call to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump at a Monday meeting. Having read the Robert Mueller report in its entirety, Amash tweeted over the weekend that there were enough questions in there to suggest Trump obstructed justice and engaged in " impeachable conduct ." “It was every single person who totally disagrees with what he says,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said after the Freedom Caucus voted on Amash's Twitter thread. They did not go so far as to vote him out of the conservative caucus,...
  • Today's Quotefall puzzle by Rep. Jim Jordan

    04/12/2019 9:29:30 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-published | 4/12/2019 | Self-published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Freedom Caucus member and GOP Representative Jim Jordan. Click image for full size. To solve the puzzle, enter the letters in the top half of the puzzle into the white squares on the grid pattern below, staying in their own columns, and be used exactly once. The black squares in the grid (which represent spaces), as well as punctuation in gray, are not to be used by letters. Some words will continue from one row to another. For more detailed instructions and techniques, go here: How to solve Quotefall Puzzles. Due to issues...
  • Problem Solvers Dems: We 'cannot support' Pelosi for Speaker 'at this time'

    11/23/2018 7:56:05 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/23/18 | MELANIE ZANONA
    A band of Democrats who are demanding House rule reforms have yet to reach a deal with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), the group announced Friday, putting up a potential roadblock in Pelosi’s quest to reclaim the Speaker’s gavel. Nine Democrats on the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus have vowed to withhold their votes for Speaker unless the candidate agrees to overhaul the House rules. Pelosi, who has been open to such changes, met with the group last week and promised to put in writing the changes to which she would commit. But the Democrats say they have yet to receive...
  • Conservatives agitate for change after GOP loses the House

    11/08/2018 6:15:05 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 8, 2018 | Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram
    As Nancy Pelosi wrangles votes in her bid for House speaker, another leadership battle is playing out on the Republican side, where Kevin McCarthy faces a challenge from conservative Freedom Caucus co-founder Jim Jordan to lead the new GOP minority. Republicans lost the House majority in this week’s midterm elections, and conservatives are blaming the GOP establishment and angling for changes. McCarthy burned up the phone lines Thursday shoring up his support. And down ballot, the GOP will add a familiar name to the leadership lineup — Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, a daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney...
  • Pro-Life Congressman Jim Jordan Announces He Will Run for House Republican Leader

    11/07/2018 8:51:18 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | November 7, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio announced today that he will run for Minority Leader to replace outgoing pro-life Speaker Paul Ryan next January after Democrats take over the House of Representatives. Jordan is a pro-life advocate and a strong voice against the abortion giant Planned Parenthood. There may be a crowded race for the Republican leader spot. Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana, and North Carolina’s Mark Meadows, a leading voice of the conservative Freedom Caucus are possible candidates as well. All three have consistent pro-life voting records. Here’s more: “I plan to run...
  • Rep. Jim Jordan announces run for House speaker

    07/26/2018 10:27:39 AM PDT · by detective · 37 replies
    MSN News ^ | July 26, 2018 | Alex Pappas
    Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, announced Thursday he plans to mount an anti-establishment run for speaker of the House -- presuming Republicans keep control of the chamber. “Should the American people entrust us with the majority again in the 116th Congress, I plan to run for Speaker of the House to bring real change to the House of Representatives," Jordan said in a statement.
  • Meadows hopeful that Rosenstein will testify before House panel

    10/03/2018 6:41:14 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10 03 2018 | Julia Manchester
    House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) on Wednesday said that he is hopeful Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will testify before the House Judiciary Committee in the coming days. "We have a task force that has six Republicans, six Democrats, and so I fully anticipate that that's what it'll be, but the Department of Justice has not agreed to that yet, but hopefully, in the coming days that'll happen," he continued. Meadows' comments come after the New York Times reported last month that Rosenstein had openly discussed secretly recording President Trump in the Oval Office, and had discussed the...
  • Freedom Caucus calls on Rosenstein to testify or resign

    09/25/2018 6:45:29 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/25/18 | Juliegrace Brufke
    The conservative House Freedom Caucus wants Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to testify before the House Judiciary Committee or step down from his role at the Department of Justice (DOJ). "We took an official position that Rod Rosenstein needs to come in and testify before the Judiciary Committee within the week or he should resign," HFC Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) told The Hill on Tuesday evening, adding that he believes "hearings without consequences are a waste of the American taxpayer dollars." Meadows said he's discussed their call for a hearing with top Republicans in the House, which was met with...
  • Freedom Caucus says it's behind Jordan '100 percent'

    07/10/2018 7:32:49 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/10/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    The House Freedom Caucus on Tuesday announced its full support of Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who is being accused by several former Ohio State University wrestlers of turning a blind eye to sexual assault allegations while he was a coach there. “Jim Jordan is a man of integrity, and we believe him and stand with him 100 percent,” the Freedom Caucus tweeted. “If he had seen or heard something, he would have acted.” About a dozen former wrestlers have gone on the record in the past week with allegations that Jordan knew former OSU team doctor Richard Strauss acted inappropriately...
  • Freedom Caucus chair unveils bill to end Trump family separation policy

    06/19/2018 9:57:04 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/19/18 | Melanie Zanona
    Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) on Tuesday introduced legislation that would end the separation of immigrant families at the border as the White House scrambles to contain the fallout from the controversial policy. The bill from Meadows, one of President Trump’s top allies in Congress and a conservative ringleader, would allow children to be detained with their parents. The measure would also make it more difficult to seek asylum in the United States — a top priority for conservatives that could stop Democrats from backing the measure.“We need to better enforce our immigration laws, but we can do so...
  • Citing g Alcoholism, Virginia Rep. Tom Garrett Says He’s Not Running for Re-election

    05/28/2018 4:50:31 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 54 replies
    Rollcall ^ | May 28, 2018
    . Saying that he’s an alcoholic and that he wants to focus on his recovery, Virginia Rep. Tom Garrett announced Monday he will not run for re-election in November. Garrett, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, first told the Washington Post of his decision. The freshman Republican’s announcement came five days after a bizarre news conference in which he insisted he’d be coming back to Congress in 2019.
  • Farm bill fails in House, amid conservative uprising over immigration

    05/18/2018 11:04:02 AM PDT · by xzins · 53 replies
    Fox ^ | 18 May 18 | Chad Pergam
    GOP seeks farm bill support amid immigration debate House Freedom Caucus members are trying to flex some muscle on immigration in exchange for support on the farm bill; A sprawling and subsidy-packed farm bill that also would have tightened food stamp rules failed in the House on Friday, in a dramatic defeat for GOP leaders who faced an uprising from conservatives over inaction on immigration. The farm bill, which was voted down 213-198, had been hanging in the balance as the conservative House Freedom Caucus threatened to withhold support without an agreement on an immigration bill vote. The GOP leadership,...
  • Can Jim Jordan become top House Republican? (Republican Study Committee open to Speakership)

    05/17/2018 11:38:04 AM PDT · by ethom · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/16/18 06:00 EDT | By Scott Wong -
    It’s not just conservative hard-liners who are rooting for Rep. Jim Jordan Several members of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), the largest caucus on Capitol Hill, told The Hill they’d be open to Jordan as well. In response to Speaker Ryan’s retirement announcement last month, the 54-year-old Jordan expressed interest in running for Speaker. A number of his Freedom Caucus colleagues have been urging him to run, and a handful of conservative groups — including FreedomWorks, Tea Party Patriots and Gun Owners of America — have launched a “Draft Jordan” campaign as well. Jordan will give a private address to...
  • Rosenstein On Impeachment Threat: The DOJ ‘Is Not Going To Be Extorted’

    05/01/2018 2:42:11 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 66 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 1 May 2018 | Kate Riga
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said that the Department of Justice “is not going to be extorted” and that he has no response to documents that “nobody has the courage to put their name on” in response to inquiries about the articles of impeachment the House Freedom Caucus is drafting to possibly bring against him.
  • Mark Meadows: Some of the things Coming out About Dossier and FISA Abuse Are Unbelievable

    01/10/2018 9:23:12 PM PST · by dennisw · 46 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 10 January 2018 | Jim Hoft
    FOX News host Sean Hannity tonight invited Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, Rep. Jim Jordan and Circa News reporter Sara Carter on to discuss the latest breaking news that the intelligence community used the phony Russia dossier to spy on the Trump campaign. Sean Hannity told his audience he spoke with three separate sources who told him the phony Trump dossier was used to obtain the FISA warrant to spy on Donald Trump. The only item that was verified from the phony dossier was that Carter Page traveled to Moscow. Fusion GPS, the company behind the Hillary Clinton funded dossier,...
  • Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan on Roy Moore: It's up to Alabama

    11/13/2017 6:02:56 PM PST · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/13/17 | Al Weaver
    Reps. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., and Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said Monday they would not withdraw their endorsements for Judge Roy Moore, even as Senate Republicans continued to denounce his campaign and call for him to be expelled from the Senate if he wins next month."You can't unring a bell," said Meadows, the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, when asked if is still endorsing Moore. "At this point, it's up to Alabama to figure out — Washington D.C.'s not going to decide that. The people of Alabama will." "Look, I'm like everyone else," Jordan said when asked about his endorsement. "If...
  • Exclusive — Freedom Caucus Chair Mark Meadows: Republicans Will Only Succeed if They ...

    10/11/2017 8:55:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/11/17 | Sean Moran
    Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) told Breitbart News that Republicans will only succeed in the midterm elections if “they get behind the Trump agenda.”The congressman said that the Freedom Caucus remains committed to passing a dynamic tax reform package for middle-class families as well as repealing and replacing Obamacare. Meadows also cheered the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed repeal of Obama’s Clean Power Plan. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced on Tuesday that he will propose to repeal the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). An EPA analysis revealed that repealing the Clean Power Plan will save roughly $33 billion in compliance...
  • House Republicans Hold Discussion On IT Staffer Investigation

    10/10/2017 9:35:31 PM PDT · by bitt · 69 replies
    the Daily Caller ^ | Oct 10, 2017 | kerry pickett
    WASHINGTON — House Republicans from the Freedom Caucus held a small meeting on Capitol Hill to Tuesday delve into the ongoing investigation of former House IT staffers who performed work for Democratic members. Republican Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, Republican Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, Republican Iowa Rep. Steve King, Florida Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, and Republican Pennsylvania Rep. Scott Perry all gathered at a Rayburn Office Building room to talk to three witnesses about the case. The first witness, Luke Rosiak, a reporter for the Daily Caller News Foundation who has covered the House IT staffer case extensively, told members in...