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McCarthy Drops an F-Bomb Over Threats From Right

House speaker dares his critics to file motion to try to have him ousted

(Newser) - Kevin McCarthy is apparently getting tired of walking his political tightrope. In a closed-door meeting with Republicans, he dropped an f-bomb over repeated threats from the conservative flank in Congress to oust him from his position, reports Hill . "If you want to file a motion to vacate, then file...

Evidence Mounts That MTG Is Truly Out of the House Freedom Caucus

Another member says it's a done deal

(Newser) - In what NBC News calls "some of the most definitive comments yet" regarding Marjorie Taylor Greene's membership, or new lack thereof, in the House Freedom Caucus, Rep. Ken Buck, who is a member of the far-right caucus, says MTG is in fact out. "She's not a...

Freedom Caucus Member Says Group Voted to Oust MTG

Though there's no official confirmation

(Newser) - Marjorie Taylor Greene is apparently too establishment for the House Freedom Caucus. Rep. Andy Harris, a member of the caucus, told reporters Thursday that "a vote was taken to remove Marjorie Taylor Greene from the House Freedom Caucus for some of the things she's done." When asked...

Report: House Freedom Caucus Members Are Seeking a Purge

Marjorie Taylor Greene is a top target, insiders say

(Newser) - While it apparently hasn't reached the loyalty oath stage yet, the House Freedom Caucus is struggling to maintain unity amid infighting and mutual distrust. Politico , citing "three Republicans with knowledge of the talks," reports some members of the conservative caucus want to purge its ranks, with at...

Far Right Takes 'House Floor Hostage'

Conservative members block GOP advancements in protest of debt limit deal

(Newser) - House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is facing "the most serious threat yet to his leadership" as a group of far-right conservatives, including several who sought to thwart his election, have "essentially taken the House floor hostage," per the Hill . Eleven Republicans led by members of the House Freedom...

'NeverKevins' Deal Another Blow to McCarthy's Speaker Bid

Ralph Norman is 5th Republican to doubt him

(Newser) - A fifth Republican has expressed opposition to California Rep. Kevin McCarthy as speaker, promising there are "many more who will take our position." GOP Rep. Ralph Norman of South Carolina, who's with the House Freedom Caucus, told Politico on Tuesday that he would be a "hard"...

Rep. Ron Wright Dies After Contracting COVID

Texas lawmaker, 67, also had been battling lung cancer

(Newser) - A Texas congressman has died less than three weeks after testing positive for COVID, reports the Hill . Republican Rep. Ron Wright, 67, also had been battling lung cancer the last few years, reports Politico . In fact, he'd been hospitalized as recently as September because of complications with his cancer...

Republican Who Called Trump 'Impeachable' Quits Caucus

Justin Amash has quit the House Freedom Caucus

(Newser) - A Republican congressman who's been going hard after President Trump, calling his actions "impeachable," made a big move Monday, stepping down from a group he co-founded. Politico reports that on Monday night, Michigan Rep. Justin Amash—deemed the "lone-wolf GOP Trump critic" by the Washington Post ...

Jordan Challenges McCarthy for Leadership of House GOP

He says the party needs a fighter to confront Democrats

(Newser) - The speaker's gavel now out of reach, Republican Kevin McCarthy is poised to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus in closed-door elections that will determine party leadership and set the tone for the new Congress. The race for minority leader is McCarthy's to lose Wednesday, but the...

GOP Looks Ready to Sacrifice Pre-Existing Condition Safeguards

VP Pence reportedly made offer to Freedom Caucus

(Newser) - "Anybody (especially Fake News media) who thinks that Repeal & Replace of ObamaCare is dead does not know the love and strength in R Party!" So proclaimed President Trump on Twitter on Sunday, and it wasn't an idle tweet. The AP reports that Vice President Mike Pence...

White House Tweets Against Freedom Caucus Continue

Social media director tweets about Rep. Justin Amash

(Newser) - A top adviser to President Trump has urged the defeat of a Michigan congressman and member of the House Freedom Caucus, which derailed the White House on legislation to repeal and replace ObamaCare. Government ethics lawyers say the tweet by White House social media director Dan Scavino Jr. violates federal...

Freedom Caucus Finds Itself in Trump's Crosshairs
Trump Steps Up Fight
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Trump Steps Up Fight Against GOP Rebels

He says party needs to fight Freedom Caucus as well as Dems

(Newser) - President Trump stepped up his fight against a rebellious section of his own party Thursday, targeting the House Freedom Caucus in a series of tweets. The hardline conservatives "will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don't get on the team, & fast. We must fight them, &...

Trump Signals He's Open to Work With Dems on Healthcare

Schumer says common ground can be found

(Newser) - After the healthcare bill he championed hit a wall with conservative Republicans, President Trump might be looking for room to maneuver in the opposite direction. Trump's aides opened the door to working with moderate Democrats on healthcare and other issues over the weekend while Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer...

Trump to House GOP: Pass Bill Friday or ObamaCare Stays

He delivers ultimatum ahead of key vote

(Newser) - "Leverage: don't make deals without it," President Trump wrote in The Art of the Deal—and he has now reminded House Republicans how much leverage he has in the fight over ObamaCare repeal. After the setback of a canceled vote on a replacement bill Thursday, Trump issued...

Trump Fails to Secure Deal on GOP Health Care Bill

Things are looking bleak for the American Health Care Act

(Newser) - With a House vote on the American Health Care Act just hours away on Thursday, it still didn't appear as if the Republican replacement for ObamaCare had the necessary votes, the Washington Post reports. Republicans can only afford for 22 GOP representatives to vote against the bill (it's...

GOP Struggling to Find Votes for ObamaCare Repeal

Freedom Caucus could kill off bill

(Newser) - With a vote due Thursday on the GOP's replacement for ObamaCare, the conservative House Freedom Caucus is threatening to become the legislation's death panel. The hard-liners say revisions to the repeal-and-replace bill unveiled on Monday don't go anywhere near far enough on the repeal side and are...

Freedom Caucus Won't Formally Endorse Ryan

But caucus leaders say they have 'super-majority'

(Newser) - Paul Ryan hasn't been able to secure one of his key demands for running for House speaker, but he has decided he has come close enough. Ryan failed to gain the formal endorsement of the powerful House Freedom Caucus, though the group told him it had a "super-majority"...

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