I understand that the Freedom Caucus is under a lot of pressure these days for standing in the way of Trump and Ryan’s attempt to leave Obamacare in place, but Jim Jordan stood firmly today in an interview with Fox News, defending his Freedom Caucus from these unfair attacks.
I must say when Hemmer asked Jordan if he and the Freedom Caucus ‘screwed up’ health care for Republicans, I rolled my eyes. Of course they didn’t. Jordan is right, they did the American people a favor in stopping this bill – a bill he said that only 17% of Americans supported.
Further, Jordan is exactly right to say they should put on Trump’s desk exactly what they put on Obama’s desk a year ago – a repeal of Obamacare.
Then we can go forward with a good bill fixing the healthcare system correctly.
Hemmer also grills Jordan over the accusation that the Freedom Caucus had a ‘secret pact’ in order to stop the health care bill, as if that is a bad thing.
Jordan said he wouldn’t discuss internal discussions they had, but suggested they always plan and strategize on how best to impact a piece of legislation.
Heck they only have 30 or so members now, so they must stick together on big, important pieces of legislation like this or their voice would never get heard.
And of course Ted Poe came up. But Jordan was much more of a gentleman than I would have been when discussing Poe’s latest comments.
Watch the full interview for more.