Freedom Caucus members fired back Thursday after President Trump tweeted the coalition should be challenged in the 2018 mid-elections.
The Freedom Caucus will hurt the entire Republican agenda if they don't get on the team, & fast. We must fight them, & Dems, in 2018!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 30, 2017
Trump has been blaming the Freedom Caucus for the failure of the American Health Care Act last week, despite nearly two dozen moderate Republicans also publicly opposing the bill.
Congressman Jim Jordan:
"The Freedom Caucus is trying to change Washington. The [AHCA] doesn't change DC & doesn't do what we told voter's we'd do." -@Jim_Jordan— Alyssa Farah (@Alyssafarah) March 30, 2017
Congressman Justin Amash:
Congressman Raul Labrador:
@realDonaldTrump Freedom Caucus stood with u when others ran. Remember who your real friends are. We're trying to help u succeed.— Raúl R. Labrador (@Raul_Labrador) March 30, 2017
Labrador was specifically referring to the 2016 presidential race when Speaker Paul Ryan disinvited Trump to a Wisconsin rally. Ryan made the decision after lewd comments made by the candidate surfaced in an old Access Hollywood tape. Members of the Freedom Caucus condemned Ryan for doing so.
Jordan, Amash and Labrador are being heavily praised by constituents in their home districts for opposing the healthcare legislation.