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Wed Jul 10, 2024, 08:49 AM Jul 10

Turmoil in House Freedom Caucus has members questioning its future

Source: Axios

2 hours ago

Strife within the House Freedom Caucus is sparking some members to consider leaving the powerful conservative group after the recent ouster of Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio), multiple senior GOP sources told Axios.

Why it matters: The decision to boot Davidson — an early member of the caucus — over his decision to back Chairman Bob Good's primary opponent has some questioning the group's future as feuds between members spill into the public eye.

  • Davidson's critics say his decision to come out against Good — who is calling for a recount in the primary that was recently certified in favor of Trump-backed state Sen. John McGuire — violated rules against publicly attacking a fellow member.

  • But Davidson's defenders have taken issues with Good's leadership of the group.

  • Rep. Troy Nehls (R-Texas) left the group after Davidson's ouster, and former Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) came to the Ohio Republican's defense.
  • "There are several members contemplating leaving," one member who requested anonymity told Axios on Tuesday.

  • Behind the scenes: Davidson and Good have long had a frosty relationship, and Good called and whipped for Davidson's ouster.

  • Two GOP lawmakers said multiple Davidson supporters were not present for the vote.
  • One GOP lawmaker who considered leaving, but ultimately decided against it in hopes a new chair will emerge, said Davidson accused Good of "tearing down Jim Jordan to build himself up and that's why Davidson had a problem with him."
  • "Tump's close to a lot of the House Freedom Caucus, he had a former chairman as his chief of staff —I think he knows he can trust this and so hopefully we'll get get us a good leader and get things going if Bob's gone," a third member added.

  • Read more: https://www.axios.com/2024/07/10/freedom-caucus-bob-good-warren-davidson
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    Turmoil in House Freedom Caucus has members questioning its future (Original Post) BumRushDaShow Jul 10 OP
    Wait until the convention........................... Lovie777 Jul 10 #1
    ... 2naSalit Jul 10 #9
    K&R SupportSanity Jul 10 #2
    What a truly Orwellian name -- FREEDOM Caucus. eppur_se_muova Jul 10 #3
    They WERE the astroturf teabaggers BumRushDaShow Jul 10 #4
    I suspect "Teabaggers" was probably more accurate. nt eppur_se_muova Jul 10 #6
    That bunch never had class Marthe48 Jul 10 #12
    More like the House Treason Caucus meow2u3 Jul 10 #11
    So much for United We Stand BlueKota Jul 10 #5
    All the devils the GOP made deals with took over Warpy Jul 10 #7
    When these buffoons start exercising their "2nd amendment remedies" against each other ,then it's news. Comfortably_Numb Jul 10 #8
    If we could end gerrymandering, it might result in more sane people in government. Hermit-The-Prog Jul 10 #10
    Excellent a bunch of lunatics eating themselves! kimbutgar Jul 10 #13
    It's the House FASCIST Caucus.....I have proof: AZ8theist Jul 10 #14


    (13,429 posts)
    1. Wait until the convention...........................
    Wed Jul 10, 2024, 08:53 AM
    Jul 10

    that will be a hate fest, filled with violence against most of America.


    (24,850 posts)
    11. More like the House Treason Caucus
    Wed Jul 10, 2024, 11:27 AM
    Jul 10

    Not a one of that far right caucus believes in real freedom, only coming together to betray everything America stands for.


    (2,489 posts)
    5. So much for United We Stand
    Wed Jul 10, 2024, 10:31 AM
    Jul 10

    People don't even get along with others in their own party let alone people of the opposite one.


    (112,196 posts)
    7. All the devils the GOP made deals with took over
    Wed Jul 10, 2024, 10:52 AM
    Jul 10

    and now they're squabbling over the top of the dungheap.

    Let the games begin.


    (3,952 posts)
    8. When these buffoons start exercising their "2nd amendment remedies" against each other ,then it's news.
    Wed Jul 10, 2024, 10:54 AM
    Jul 10

    Until then, meh. Tired of hearing about these idiots and their schoolyard dustups.

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