After being ripped by a number of people within her own party, Marjorie Taylor Greene will not be going through with her proposed America First Caucus.
Two of the most openly racist members of congress, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar had talked to other members of the party about starting the caucus. They were reportedly able to convince Reps. Louie Gohmert and Barry Moore to go along with them.
But now, after a day of criticism, the GOP members won’t be going through with their plan. Nick Dyer, the Georgia congresswoman’s spokesperson, said in an email sent to CNN, “The Congresswoman wants to make clear that she is not launching anything. This was an early planning proposal and nothing was agreed to or approved.” The message continued, “she didn’t approve that language and has no plans to launch anything.”
While reporting on the story, CNN’s Jim Acosta sarcastically remarked, “We should all be grateful there won’t be a Klan caucus.”
The caucus, if it was actually to be formed, was going to have an uphill battle. Adam Kinzinger, a frequent critic of the extreme members of his party, called on members of the America First Caucus to be stripped of committee assignments.
And Kevin McCarthy, the House Minority Leader, tweeted last night, “America is built on the idea that we are all created equal and success is earned through honest, hard work. It isn’t built on identity, race, or religion.The Republican Party is the party of Lincoln & the party of more opportunity for all Americans—not nativist dog whistles.”
America is built on the idea that we are all created equal and success is earned through honest, hard work. It isn’t built on identity, race, or religion.
The Republican Party is the party of Lincoln & the party of more opportunity for all Americans—not nativist dog whistles.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) April 16, 2021
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