A Greene spokesman, Nick Dyer, complained about the leaking of the initial draft of the flyer, but confirmed to CNN in a statement that there were plans to form the group, which will be “announced to the public very soon.”
Congressional caucuses are voluntary groups generally made up of legislators who seek to advance certain political agendas. While the groups operate outside the formal legislative structure of Congress, many have been successful in influencing the debate and expanding their shared political prescriptions.
CNN has reached out to Republican Representatives Paul Gosar of Arizona, Louie Gohmert of Texas and Representative Barry Moore of Alabama, whom Punchbowl News reported participating in the caucus.
A spokesman for Moore told CNN in a statement: “Congressman Moore unconditionally supports President Trump’s America First agenda and policies that prioritize working Americans. He will not agree to join any caucuses until he has had a chance to investigate his platform, which has not had “. the opportunity to do it with the America First Caucus and therefore has not joined. “
Lawmakers are known to be on the far-right side of the Republican Party, and their rhetoric is often designed to grab headlines. The rhetoric surrounding the protection of American identity and “exclusively Anglo-Saxon political traditions” links to a toxic argument with a racist legacy that immigrants are “replacing” Americans who were born in the United States.
“For many Americans, what appears to be happening or what they believe is happening right now is what feels like we are replacing US-born Americans – Native Americans to permanently transform the political landscape of this very nation,” Perry . saying.
She has tried to make a name for herself by being an outsider and mob agitator and routinely uses parliamentary procedures to slow down the affairs of the House, much to the dismay of her colleagues.
Following news of the new caucus on Wednesday, Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois tweeted: “Just when I was expecting to take a long weekend away from the madness, I see this.”
“Completely upset,” he said.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a Republican from California, tweeted Friday afternoon: “The Republican Party is Lincoln’s party and the party of most opportunity for all Americans, not the whistles of nativist dogs “.
Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney, the No. 3 Republican in the House, responded to reports of Greene’s new caucus in a tweet.
“Republicans believe in equal opportunity, freedom and justice for all. We teach our children the values of tolerance, decency and moral courage,” he wrote. “Racism, nativism and anti-Semitism are evil. History teaches that we all have an obligation to confront and reject this malicious hatred.”