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Trump Lashes Out at House Freedom Caucus
Donald Trump said he is ready to “fight” the conservative House Freedom Caucus because it could drag down the GOP’s entire agenda after helping block the Obamacare repeal effort, a sign of the party’s deep disarray after the embarrassing setback.
“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!” Trump tweeted Thursday morning, raising the stakes on next year’s congressional elections as party leaders try to turn their attention to a promised tax overhaul.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, reeling from last week’s aborted effort to pass the GOP’s health-care bill, issued his own caution to Republicans that they need to unify or risk tempting the president to cut a deal with Democrats.
As Republican lawmakers discuss reviving their health bill, Ryan told CBS that he fears that “if we don’t do this, then he’ll just go work with Democrats to try and change Obamacare. And that’s not, that’s hardly a conservative thing.”
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[By Jack Shaw --President Trump is going too far threatening the Freedom Caucus. Many Trump voters support a market based health care system that is much different from Trump's
Big Govt, GOP establishment plan. Folks just don't want the government in the health care business, PERIOD.
I am also Horrified to see 'outsider' Donald Trump becoming pals with the GOP's McConnell Ryan and The 'lifers' in Congress.
Paul Ryan says the Freedom Caucus' stance will bring in Democrats to the HC bill folly.
Paul Ryan is not a Conservative by any measure--how would he know what is a Conservative thing?