- Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas calls members of the House Freedom Caucus “grifters,” “performance artists.”
- Crenshaw criticized the caucus during a Texas Liberty Alliance PAC event on Sunday.
Dan Crenshaw, who reprimanded caucus members during a Texas Liberty Alliance PAC event, the conservative House Freedom Caucus is full of “griffers” and “performance artists.”
In a clip posted on Twitter on Tuesday, a Texas Republican and former US Navy SEAL Caucus questioned the devotion of conservatives For former President Donald Trump over the weekend.
“In the first two years of Trump’s presidency, when Republicans were in control, every time we were voting on Donald Trump’s agenda, who do you think was at the top of the voting list with Trump and you? Guess who was down?” Crenshaw said. “You know who was at the bottom? Everyone in the Freedom Caucus. They all.”
“I’ve been in Congress for about three years. There are two types of members of Congress: there are performance artists, there are legislators,” Crenshaw said. “Now, performance artists are the ones who get everyone’s attention. They’re the ones who you think are more conservative because they know how to say slogans. They know how to recite the lines they know.” That’s what our voters want to listen to.”
Crenshaw, who was Elected to Congress in 2018According to FiveThirtyEight, Trump voted 90.8% of the time during the 116th Congress. He described those who disproportionately support Trump as “grifters”.
“There are grifters in our midst. I mean the conservative movement,” Crenshaw said. “Lying after lie because they know something psychologically about the conservative heart. We worry about what people are going to do to us, what they’re going to infringe on us.”
A frequent supporter during Trump’s first years in office, said Crenshaw, Rep. Adam Kizinger, R-Ill., who is now a vocal critic of the former president.
Kinzinger voted in line with Trump’s policies 99% of the times During the 115th Congress from 2017-2019, according to FiveThirtyEight. But he voted to impeach the former president earlier this year after a crowd of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol on January 6. Kinzinger has said he will not run for re-election,
in November, The caucus chose Representative Scott Perry, R-Pa. Rep to replace Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., in the form of a chair. In the first years of Trump’s presidency, Perry voted more consistently for Trump’s policies than Biggs; According to FiveThirtyEight 85% and 73% respectively.
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