House Freedom Caucus calls on the GOP to stop democratic “tyranny”

House’s most conservative caucus leader calls on party leadership to prevent “left Democrats” from taking “another bite” of tyranny as Congress prepares to vote on short-term government spending bill before it ends fiscal year on September 30th.

“We ask all Republicans to vote ‘no’. Vote “no” to continued spending in support of these outrageous policies, especially when reinforcements are just over the horizon, “Representative Scott Perry, R-Pa., Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, said at an off-site press conference. Capitol.

Perry lists COVID-19 vaccine mandates, energy and border crises, an “out of control and armed bureaucracy” and the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s Florida home as examples of why Republicans shouldn’t vote for the Democratic expense account.

“We take the house back. Republicans will take back the House [in the Nov. 8 midterm elections]. In light of that, why would Republicans vote in favor of this tyranny? “Asked Perry.” Especially when he goes in December and gives these left-wing Democrats another bite of more ongoing tyranny. ”

Lawmakers are working on a short-term spending bill, called a rolling resolution, that will fund the government until early December and avoid government shutdown before the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30, Fox News reported. .

Congress has so far failed to approve an expense account and is unlikely to do so before the deadline, hence the need for ongoing resolution to keep the government running, CBS reports.

Perry told reporters that the House Freedom Caucus is asking House Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., “To demand that every single Republican vote ‘no’.”

“Not just recommending ‘no’,” he added. “Push a ‘no'”.

“Again, not one more vote. Not another day of tyranny. Not even a dime more, “the Pennsylvania Republican said.

The ongoing resolution is expected to go through both the House and Senate so that President Joe Biden can sign it into law before the September 30 deadline, Roll Call reported. The resolution requires the support of at least 10 of the Senate’s 50 Republicans to be successful, CNN reported.

Prior to the press conference, Representative Chip Roy, R-Texas, said he attended a panel discussion with about 12 families with relatives who died from fentanyl poisoning.

“This is what is happening in our country right now due to [the] policies of this administration, “Roy said.” Open borders allowing cartels to put pills in our fentanyl-soaked communities causing 79,000 deaths in the past year. the No. 1 cause of death for people ages 18 to 45 years”.

“This is avoidable, but it was done on purpose by a radical leftist administration that is endangering the American people and endangering migrants when it says it is helping those migrants. Thousands of migrants died on ranches in southern Texas. All of this is happening in real time, “she said.

The Texas Republican also asked these questions:

Will we continue to finance the same bureaucracy that is causing the death of the Americans, the strengthening of the cartels, the crossing of our borders, the endangerment of the Texans?

Will we continue to fund a bureaucracy that targets parents, labeling them “domestic terrorists” for daring to go to a school board and challenge them if their daughter was raped in a bathroom?

Will we continue to fund IRS agents to go after the American people? Will we continue to fund an energy platform … a plan that is undermining our ability to have affordable gas, affordable electricity, weakening our grids, weakening our national security?

Roy said the House Freedom Caucus message to the Democrats is to “stop cheating the American people.”

“Our message to the voters is that help is on the way if you give us control of the house,” Roy said. “But my message to the Republicans is, and our message to the Republicans is: fight for the American people. Stop funding the things you campaign against ”.

“Not even a penny more for the tyranny that is undermining the American people, undermining our security, undermining our way of life, undermining our health. Not a dime more, “she said.

Matthew Dickerson, director of the Grover M. Hermann Center for the Federal Budget at the Heritage Foundation, said the House Freedom Caucus is lobbying Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California, to avoid striking a “bad deal” with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, in the lame duck session after the November 8 election. (The Daily Signal is Heritage’s multimedia newspaper.)

“If Kevin McCarthy makes a bad deal with the lame duck, it could make it harder for him to win the speaker’s vote, and so that’s a leverage the Freedom Caucus is trying to exert on Kevin McCarthy,” he said. Dickerson.

Republicans are pushing for McCarthy to focus on their political priorities like cutting spending, cutting regulations and stopping “all the things Biden is doing” rather than giving in to Pelosi, he added.

Sens. Rick Scott, R-Fla .; Ted Cruz, R-Texas; and Mike Lee, R-Utah, asked their Republican colleagues to “stop caving in Democrats” in a Fox News editorial published Tuesday.

“It is time for Republicans to unite and demand that Congress pass a clean continuous resolution (CR) that simply maintains current federal spending levels – and not a dime more – until a new Congress begins,” they wrote. the three senators, adding later:

It is time for the Republicans to stand up and unite. We cannot give the green light to another liberal priority that will simply send America further in the wrong direction.

We must show strength now and show the American people that we will end the madness in Washington and give them power back where it rightfully belongs.

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