Conservative lawmakers in the House have set-up a new group called the "Freedom Caucus," splitting from the Republican Study Committee after saying it had become too wedded to the leadership, The Hill
There are nine founding members, many of whom voted against House Speaker John Boehner's
re-election earlier this month.
"The House Freedom Caucus gives a voice to countless Americans who feel that Washington does not represent them. We support open, accountable and limited government, the Constitution and the rule of law, and policies that promote the liberty, safety and prosperity of all Americans," the mission statement says, according to The Hill.
The caucus is made up of New Jersey Rep. Scott Garrett, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, Louisiana Rep. John Fleming, Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon, Michigan Rep. Justin Amash, Idaho Rep. Raúl Labrador, South Carolina Rep. Mick Mulvaney, Florida Ron DeSantis, and North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, The Hill said.
Mulvaney waged a bid to be the new chairman of the RSC in the fall but lost to Texas Rep. Bill Flores, The Hill noted.
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