Trump warns Freedom Caucus: I’ll make an Obamacare replacement deal with Democrats

So what is the Freedom Caucus, and why is the president of the United States threatening to defeat members of his own party? Let’s start from the beginning:

 

 

Let’s start from the beginning:

How did we get here?

The Freedom Caucus, a group of hardline conservatives in the House, was one of the critical forces in defeating the Obamacare repeal bill that Republicans tried to bring to the House floor last week. (Source)

The group of far-right Republicans spent weeks in negotiations with Trump and the White House and even got some conservative provisions added to the legislation.

But in the end, most of them decided it wasn’t enough and said they’d vote against the bill.

The group of far-right Republicans spent weeks in negotiations with Trump and the White House and even got some conservative provisions added to the legislation. But in the end, most of them decided it wasn’t enough and said they’d vote against the bill.

But in the end, most of them decided it wasn’t enough and said they’d vote against the bill.

 

That was a big problem for the Republicans, who could only lose about 20 votes.Plus, rewriting the bill to woo Freedom Caucus members led more Republican moderates to jump ship. In the end, about a dozen mainstream Republicans and the majority of the Freedom Caucus said they wouldn’t back the bill. Because no Democrats were expected to vote to repeal their health care law,

Plus, rewriting the bill to woo Freedom Caucus members led more Republican moderates to jump ship. In the end, about a dozen mainstream Republicans and the majority of the Freedom Caucus said they wouldn’t back the bill. Because no Democrats were expected to vote to repeal their health care law,

 

Because no Democrats were expected to vote to repeal their health care law, Republicans had to abandon it last week.

So who exactly is in the Freedom Caucus?

That’s a tough question.

We know that membership is somewhere around three dozen people and all-male.

But we don’t know the name of every lawmaker in the group because the Freedom Caucus doesn’t make membership public. (Source)

 

However, many members are happy to tout their membership. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., is the group’s chairman, and he’s often accompanied by Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who was the former chairman, and Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho. (Source)

 

 

 

 THE WASHINGTON EXAMINER
 

President Trump said in an interview published Sunday he will make a deal with Democrats on legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare if he can’t strike one with House Freedom Caucus Republicans.

“If we don’t get what we want, we will make a deal with the Democrats and we will have in my opinion not as good a form of healthcare, but we are going to have a very good form of healthcare and it will be a bipartisan form of healthcare,” Trump told the London-based Financial Times in an interview.

He said there are negotiations taking place on Capitol Hill “as we speak,” but “one way or the other, I promised the people great healthcare … [and] it will be a repeal and replace of Obamacare which is the deal that is being negotiated now.”

Trump suggested there will be a bill with or without the Freedom Caucus.

“And if we don’t get the … Freedom Caucus there that would be fine,” Trump said. “They’re friends of mine. Many of them have already left, and many of them as you know have already given us their vote. But when you have zero Democrats, zero, you need close to 100 percent of the Republicans.”

“There was no reason to take a vote,” he said, referring to the failure to pass a repeal-and-replace bill two weeks ago in the House. “I said, ‘Don’t take a vote,’ and we will see what happens.”

He said he “didn’t want to take a vote …
I don’t lose. I don’t like to lose.
But that wasn’t a definitive day.”
THE END

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10 Responses to Trump warns Freedom Caucus: I’ll make an Obamacare replacement deal with Democrats

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  2. Susan Kraft says:

    Go after Raul Labrador will he? My Representative from Idaho….I will stand against Trump. I stand with Rand and Raul. Right now he is being a jackass and ego driven.

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  3. GG says:

    I agree DJT is wrong to criticize Freedom Caucus members. I believe he’s surrounded, by close council who are ill-advising..
    Maybe the golf outing with Rand Paul yesterday
    helped move him back into
    the right track… Praising anything Paul Ryan presents will most likely be a continuation of the Globalist controlled status quo..
    Trump needs to push back on Ryan, being out a broom stick, not a peace pipe to
    deal with the traitorous snake Ryan and rats like him in GOP..
    Going to the Demeroids just to get something done is also a bad move..

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    • JCscuba says:

      And Glow Girl we can agree to disagree. The Freedom Caucus is made up of hard right-wingers and libertarians who can be just as recalcitrant as progressives.

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      • Susan Kraft says:

        Oh, come now. Ron Paul mentored and trained Justin Amash. I stand with the Pauls also. Time for recalcitrant people who stand for the Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights. A few issues I would probably disagree on but only a few. Rand caught hell from me on the issue of GMO labeling and he changed his vote next time around. I debated his staffer for 15 min. So not afraid to even go after them if they are wrong. Even the best need the occasional ear tweeking.

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  4. JAFC says:

    People keep forgetting the President Trump isn’t the least bit ideological. And also that he plays hardball and drives hard bargains. Party labels mean very little to him.

    He’s an economic technician, the type of guy you call in to make a broken machine function. He’s NOT a conservative philosopher in the style of either William F. Buckley or Ronald Reagan. He rattles cages whenever and however strong he fells he needs to rattle them.

    Sometimes you need a rough guy like that to cut through the accumulated BS. Loveable? No. Likeable? At times. He’s not there to make anybody feel warm and fuzzy.

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