Freedom Caucus Rep. Resigns from Group Amid Healthcare Failure
One by one the barriers are falling for an impending Trump triumph.
Ted Poe (R-TX), a U.S. Representative and former member of the House Freedom Caucus, has announced Sunday afternoon that he will be resigning from the group that aided in destroying the Paul Ryan-led GOP’s attempt to repeal Obama’s 2010 healthcare act.
The House Freedom Caucus has been under fire and was heavily criticized by numerous Republicans before the GOP healthcare plan fell apart on Friday.
The Texas Tribune got a statement from Rep. Poe:
“I have resigned from the House Freedom Caucus. In order to deliver on the conservative agenda we have promised the American people for eight years, we must come together to find solutions to move this country forward,” Poe said in a statement. “Saying no is easy, leading is hard, but that is what we were elected to do. Leaving this caucus will allow me to be a more effective member of Congress and advocate for the people of Texas.”
“It is time to lead,” he added.
This news comes at a time when Speaker Paul Ryan is under immense fire from both House Republicans and other party members. March 25th saw Jeanine Pirro call for Speaker Ryan to step down due to the disastrous failure of his healthcare bill.
Seven years is more than enough rope . . .
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2017