Ex-Member Trashes Freedom Caucus: ‘They’d Vote Against the Ten Commandments’
Is the Freedom Caucus splintering?
In the aftermath of the House health care fiasco in which they played an integral role, at least one member is calling it quits. Texas Representative Ted Poe stopped by the set of New Day Monday, to explain why he was leaving the group.
“The Freedom Caucus has always been the opposition caucus against the Democrats,” he said. “Now that we’re in the majority, it continues to be the opposition party.”
Co-host Alisyn Camerota pressed Poe on what it would take to move the recalcitrant Republican bloc.
“At the end of the day it was easier to vote no and I’m angry about that,” said Poe. “I got the opinion that there are some members of the Freedom Caucus, they’d vote against the Ten Commandments.”
The interview continued with Camerota reminding Poe about the electoral benefits caucus member have reaped for their obstinacy back in their home districts.
“They didn’t keep their word to the American public,” Poe shot back. “We’re the party in power, we have to lead.”
After seven years of promises to repeal and replace Obamacare, the White House and Congressional Republicans have officially moved on to other priorities. President Trump has now signaled that tax reform will be his next legislative project.
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