New House Freedom Caucus Chairman Vows ‘Voice in Government’ for Americans
December 6, 2016
A North Carolina Tea Party Republican who tried to formally oust then-Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) from his leadership post will lead the conservative House Freedom Caucus in the 115th Congress.
Rep. Mark Meadows, who also said before the election that Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) should be ousted for not showing enough loyalty to Donald Trump, will take command of the caucus from Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio).
Meadows said in a statement after the Monday vote that it’s “a position that I take very seriously, and as we look toward the coming year, I am tremendously excited about the opportunities we will have to make a difference for Americans on Main Street.”
“The voters of this country sent an abundantly clear message on Nov. 8 that they feel as though Washington does not represent them,” Meadows continued. “Now, it’s time for Washington to do what it has failed to do for decades – listen. With a new administration coming in, the Freedom Caucus is ready to go to work on day one to help lead the fight to give Americans a voice in their government.” (Read More)