Republicans 'turn the cannons on each other' in week of public feuding

Trump has been pressuring Jordan and other Freedom Caucus members to back his plan, sending a Tweet Thursday at 5:20 p.m. asking Jordan and Republican congressional Reps. Trump stated on Twitter on Thursday morning, according to Politico. "We're trying to help you succeed". "NOT WHAT WE VOTED FOR", he said on Twitter. Americans are hurting, and the Freedom Caucus gets it. "This is not a discussion", Bannon reportedly told Freedom Caucus members.

"This has been brewing for a while", a White House official said of Trump's decision to target Freedom Caucus members and other GOP foes.

Perhaps I'm joining the finger-pointing here by blaming the caucus. So while the most recent comments fit into a loosely designed deliberate campaign of sorts now, there's no question it could become very real if Trump decides it's the only way to strike any kind of deal.

Freedom Caucus member Rep. Justin Amash said Trump has surrendered to the Washington swamp he promised to fight. If I didn't know any better, I'd think the Republican establishment would've been content with sinking Trump's presidency with such a bad bill. In 2013, a group of conservatives who later became part of the Freedom Caucus won major concessions on the farm Bill, and then still voted against it.

"Goading the Freedom Caucus to get on board through social media, how effective that will be, I don't know". But members of the group, including Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL5), are standing by their decision to oppose the AHCA and keep their promise to fully repeal ObamaCare.

"#RepealANDReplace #Obamacare", he asked in another.

"The Freedom Caucus has always stood with President Trump to accomplish our shared goals", Gosar said in a statement released by his office.

US President Donald Trump has taken aim at his own party by threatening the political careers of conservative Republicans who helped torpedo healthcare legislation he backed.

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Asked about Trump's summation of the hearing, Comey demurred. "This tweet has gone out to millions of Americans", Himes said. He also said he could not say how long the investigation would take but would "follow the facts wherever they lead".

In the words of Representative Ted Poe, a Texas Republican who resigned from the caucus after the healthcare debacle, "sometimes you're going to have to say "yes".

"I don't want us to become a factionalized majority", Ryan told reporters on Tuesday during his weekly news conference.

Zawistowski says caucus members were close to getting what he calls a true free-market alternative to the Affordable Care Act, and he believes a compromise on a new bill is imminent. But what is especially vexing for the party leadership is that holding the White House typically unites a party, as was largely the case for Democrats under eight years of Obama.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, while not naming any individual groups, said he understands the president's frustrations.

In an op-ed that appeared late Wednesday in The Hill, as well as in an interview that same day with The Denver Post, Buck said he planned to vote for the health care measure after all - a public change of heart that's raised eyebrows in both Colorado and at the White House.

But unlike during the presidential campaign, when Republicans passively allowed the candidate to bully fellow party members into submission, the hardliners now opposing Trump are rolling their eyes.

"I think it's going to happen because we've all been promising - Democrat, Republican - we've all been promising that to the American people", he said.


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