Freedom Caucus

Paul Ryan Arrogantly Demands An End To Constitutional Government

What Paul Ryan announced to the House Republican Conference last night was a set of conditions under which he would accept the Speaker’s gavel that amount to discarding any pretense that the House of Representatives is “the Peoples’ House,” as in We the People, and to make it simply “Paul’s House.” Democracy and representative government are by their nature messy – and when politicians, like Paul Ryan, demand order and an end to dissention what they are really demanding is an end to democratic government.

Battle over Paul Ryan and conservatism grows nasty

Howard Kurtz, Fox News

Paul Ryan is no closer to becoming House speaker. In fact, no one is any closer to becoming House speaker. And the press has now declared this an existential crisis. It’s not just a messy leadership fight. It’s a struggle for the soul of the Republican Party.

Establishment Stalling Speaker Election Until They Are Guaranteed To Win

Stalling the vote to elect a new Speaker is all about those who have been wrecking the country keeping their power in Congress, and thwarting the will of We the People. And of course the establishment media – including what one might call the “conservative establishment” are right there covering for them. We urge you to join our effort to end the stalling and elect a conservative Speaker by signing our open letter to the House Republican Conference through this link. Or you can call your Representative – the House switchboard is 1-866-220-0044 – to tell them you want a conservative Speaker like Daniel Webster, not Boehner-lite, like Rep. Paul Ryan or Kevin McCarthy.

Confirmed Again: Paul Ryan not running for Speaker

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

To unite the party behind a consensus candidate who doesn’t divide the GOP conference, it looks like Ryan is going to end up deciding to hold strong against the establishment forces pushing him into a Speakership bid.

Ryan faces sharp criticism from conservatives

Philip Wegmann, The Daily Signal

Establishment endorsements have fueled conservatives’ fears. Departing Speaker John Boehner and remaining Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy have both reportedly called on Ryan to take the job. Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus have also reportedly lobbied Ryan to take the position.

Rebellion in the House: It’s about Democracy

Betsy McCaughey, American Spectator

While Washington insiders are bemoaning the disorder in the House, the public should be cheering. Their demands to be heard are getting results, thanks to the brave upstarts in the House. The GOP leadership better pay attention, or disillusioned GOP voters will stay home at the next election.

Brat takes gloves off: Moderates side with Pelosi

Barbara Boland, Washington Examiner

The divide between the GOP establishment and House conservatives could not have been starker on "Meet the Press" Sunday as House Freedom Caucus member Rep. Dave Brat and moderate Rep. Charlie Dent took the gloves off. Brat accused Dent of siding with Nancy Pelosi and blasted him for saying that conservatives should be punished for not toeing leadership's line.

Becky Gerritson: Exactly The Kind Of New Leader We Need In Congress

Becky Gerritson has issued a statement that should be a clarion call to every conservative thinking about running for Congress; "I am pleased that we will not have an unacceptable choice in Kevin McCarthy forced upon us.  My hope is that, in the days ahead, a true conservative will win out in the Speaker's race. However, that new Speaker will not have the support he or she needs to lead our Party forward- strong and unified- unless we bolster the ranks of true conservatives in Congress."

Freedom Caucus Endorses Webster for Speaker

Scott Wong and Christina Marcos, The Hill

The conservative House Freedom Caucus on Wednesday endorsed Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) for Speaker  — a bold move that raises serious doubts about whether Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy can cobble together the 218 votes on the House floor he needs to be promoted.

Defunding Planned Parenthood: The GOP Leadership’s Next Self-Inflicted Crisis

At some point, Congress has to do what's right -- not just from a political standpoint, but from a moral one, and on defunding Planned Parenthood that time is now. If there’s a government shutdown, better that than continuing to make every American taxpayer complicit in the murder of thousands of babies and the trafficking of their dismembered bodies.

Jordan Becomes House Freedom Caucus Chairman

Matt Fuller, Roll Call

The House Freedom Caucus finally has a chairman, and it is, as expected, Jim Jordan. The HFC, which has cast itself as a more conservative version of the much larger RSC, already claims it forced GOP leaders to pull a border security measure from the floor last month. “They’re not legislators, they’re just assholes,” a senior GOP aide previously told CQ Roll Call.