Trump Threatens Freedom Caucus
President Trump on Thursday struck back at the House caucus that sunk his ObamaCare replacement bill, threatening their legislative careers if the staunchly conservative members refuse to get on board with the new president’s agenda.
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 J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 30, 2017
Later Thursday, Freedom Caucus member Rep. Justin Amash returned fire in the Republican civil war:
— Justin Amash (@justinamash) March 30, 2017
Freedom Caucus co-founder Jim Jordan, however, refused to take Trump’s bait during an interview on “America’s Newsroom.”
“We appreciate the president,” Jordan said. “We’re trying to help the president, but the fact is you have to look at the legislation.”
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— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) March 30, 2017