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New Rep's Dad to Freedom Caucus: Actions 'Almost Suicidal' for GOP

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By    |   Tuesday, 11 Apr 2017 11:12 AM

The father of freshman Congressman Trey Hollingsworth, R-Ind., wrote a letter to members of the House Freedom Caucus slamming their methods as being "almost suicidal to the Republican Party, to your group and possibly individually," according to Politico.

"First, let me disclose that I am not a resident or voter in your district," wrote Joe Hollingsworth Jr., founder of the Hollingsworth Companies and one of his son's biggest financial supporters, having given $1.4 million to a super PAC supporting his son's campaign.

"However, I am a conservative donor that has funded over a million in political campaigns for conservative causes. I was contacted today by a group that wanted to raise money to fund opponents against the House Freedom Caucus members . . . I have chosen not to participate in that cause but instead write you directly . . . [W]hat was done by the House Freedom Caucus was almost suicidal to the Republican Party, to your group and possibly individually."

The congressman, through spokesman Robert Burgess, told Politico that "Joe Hollingsworth exercised his right as a citizen to express his opinion to elected representatives, but he does not speak for Rep. Trey Hollingsworth who remains committed to working with fellow Republicans towards the full repeal of Obamacare."

While on WIBC Morning News in Indianapolis last month, Hollingsworth declined to specify how he would have voted on the GOP bill, saying he "felt like the government was still too involved in healthcare and health insurance," but added that he does "want to make sure that we repeal Obamacare, but I want to make sure we do all the right things along the way."

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The father of freshman Congressman Trey Hollingsworth, R-Ind., wrote a letter to members of the House Freedom Caucus slamming their methods as being "almost suicidal to the Republican Party, to your group and possibly individually," according to Politico.
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