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FreedomWorks Statement in Response to Comments by House Minority Leader McCarthy

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Ca.) comments blaming the House Freedom Caucus for the House GOP’s midterm defeat, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:

“Once again, Republican leadership would rather shift blame to their more principled colleagues in the House Freedom Caucus rather than own their mistakes. Minority Leader McCarthy thinks that because the House Freedom Caucus took a principled stand to give states the flexibility to waive two of Obamacare’s costly mandates, they deserve the blame for the GOP’s midterm thumping.”

“Newsflash: Republicans lost the House because of inept leadership by establishment folks like former Speaker Ryan and Leader McCarthy. Republicans campaigned on a full repeal of Obamacare, and the House Freedom Caucus were some of the only members to have the backbone to make good on their promise. Leader McCarthy should concentrate on stopping the socialist proposals coming down the pipe from House Democrats instead further alienating conservatives.”