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Rep. Pete King Calls Freedom Caucus 'Obstructionists'

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By    |   Thursday, 14 Sep 2017 11:23 AM

Republican lawmaker Pete King threw a jab at the House Freedom Caucus on Thursday by calling them "obstructionists."

King, R-NY, posted this tweet the morning after President Donald Trump met with Democratic leaders about coming to an agreement on immigration and, more specifically, how to help the 800,000 people who will be subject to deportation in March because of the planned end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:

The House Freedom Caucus is a group of about three dozen conservative members who routinely push back against Trump's policies and plans.

Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows, R-NC, said last week that House Speaker Paul Ryan already had promised not to vote on any Democrat-led legislation regarding DACA, The Hill reported.

"That's a promise he made. He's gotta figure out whether he's going to stay with that promise or not," Meadows said.

Trump and Freedom Caucus members have clashed several times, most notably during the healthcare debate.

Trump has reached across the aisle to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi twice in the last week and has discussed deals involving the debt ceiling, which was raised after the parties came to an agreement, and immigration.

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Republican lawmaker Pete King threw a jab at the House Freedom Caucus on Thursday by calling them "obstructionists." King, R-NY, posted this tweet the morning after President Donald Trump met with Democratic leaders about coming to an agreement on immigration...
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