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Congressman: Freedom Caucus members would vote against Ten Commandments

Congressman: Freedom Caucus members would vote against Ten Commandments

And - in a sharp contrast from Friday, when he pointed the finger at Democrats - President Donald Trump is turning his fire at his own party.

The Freedom Caucus is made up of several dozen Republican members of Congress who exert their influence as a voting bloc with an aim to push legislation in a more conservative direction. When Trump was drawing up his list of potential Supreme Court nominees previous year, he said he was relying on guidance from Heritage and the Federalist Society, an influential conservative legal group. The President also gave a shout-out to one of Ryan's critics.

GOP leadership pulled its bill to overhaul the USA healthcare system from what looked nearly certain to be a failed floor vote in the House on Friday, in a blow to President Donald Trump's agenda and Ryan's leadership of his caucus. The Freedom Caucus' idea of victory is to remove one section of rail.

The Freedom Caucus is a hard-right group of House members who were largely responsible for blocking the bill to undo President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.

Some Republican leaders are betting that others will follow Poe's lead.

The freedom caucus didn't reply to the comments.

Poe said he doesn't think there was anything that could have been added to the bill that would have resulted in the Freedom Caucus supporting it. Or else: "I'm gonna come after you", Trump told North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, one of his fiercest foes in the Freedom Caucus opposition.

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On Monday, the Wisconsin Republican told top GOP donors that House Republicans "are going to keep getting at this thing" on health care, according to an audio recording obtained by The Washington Post. But the caucus rejected the olive branch, arguing that it alone would not be enough to drive down premiums. "We always have been", he said. Dent said the party's most conservative wing was never going to back the bill and that making concessions to them "alienated moderates". White House chief of staff Reince Priebus scolded conservative Republicans, explaining that Trump had felt "disappointed" that a "number of people he thought were loyal to him weren't".

The two men speak nearly every day and share the outlines of an agenda - though on health care, it was congressional Republicans under Mr. Ryan who wrote the bill, then enlisted Mr. Trump's negotiating and salesmanship powers to try to rally support. He said he would continue to advocate for the people in Texas.

"We were a 10-year opposition party, where being against things was easy to do".

The Freedom Caucus was right to insist the bill could be improved. "It is time to lead". We were captives in an internal House caucus fight. Obamacare is doing too much damage to families.

"'Paul Ryan needs to step down as speaker of the House, ' Pirro said Saturday at the beginning of her show".

"It's time for the party to start governing", Priebus said. "So once a few subgroups come together with a potential yes, boy, I think everyone is going to be happy". "Our Democratic friends ought to be pretty happy about that because we have the existing law in place and I think we're just gonna have to see how that works out", the Kentucky Republican told reporters. Yet they may not have satisfactorily considered the likelihood of administrative sabotage: The Trump administration has already undermined federal enrollment efforts and the individual mandate that holds the system together.

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