Freedom Caucus Member: Trump's Tweets Blaming Us 'Don't Change Facts'
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Apr 03, 2017,
Apr 03, 2017, 1:24
The libertarian firebrand fired back Saturday, April 1, after Dan Scavino Jr., the White House director of social media and a senior advisor to President Donald Trump, tweeted Amash is a "big liability" who should be defeated in the primary.
"Trump "is bringing auto plants and jobs back to Michigan", Scavino tweeted". Justin AmashJustin AmashJordan would work with Democrats "if they're willing to do what we told the voters we'd do" Trump vows "repeal & replace of ObamaCare" is not dead Trump aide comes under fire after tweet urging GOP primary challenge MORE (R-Mich.), a Freedom Caucus member.
The law, which was passed in 1939, limits certain political activities of federal employees, according to the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.
Ten days after House Majority leader Paul Ryan (R-WI) pulled his Trumpcare bill in the face of certain defeat and Trump administration officials said the president was moving on to budget and tax matters, Trump declared on Sunday that he still intends to get rid on Obamacare.
Amash and Stanford are not the first Freedom Caucus members on Trump's political hit list.
Representative Jim Jordan of OH, co-founder of the House Freedom Caucus, said Sunday that tweets, statements and blame from the White House "don't change facts" and that Ryan's legislation fell short of promises Republicans had made to voters about how Obamacare would be ended. "Labeling "personal" doesn't change that". And given how ideological he is, it's a cinch that not only won't he bend under Scavino's threats (see the last tweet above as Exhibit A), he'll use the extra media attention he'll get from it to amplify his criticism.
"Look at the official photo on this page". Its members argued that the bill didn't go far enough to undo the law.
Sounds like the president's planning to fight a two-front war against the left and right in 2018.
In follow-up tweets, the president singled out three Freedom Caucus members - Reps. An interesting catch by the Hill, meanwhile: Sean Hannity addressed Trump's tweet about "fighting" the Freedom Caucus on his show on Thursday night and ... seemed to side with the Caucus, claiming that Trump's anger in scapegoating them for the bill's failure was "misplaced".
"The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don't get on the team, & fast". Raul Labrador of Idaho, Rep. Jim Jordan of OH and its chair, Mark Meadows of North Carolina.