FreedomWorks Responds to Minority Leader McCarthy’s Reprisal Against Fellow Republican

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Ca.) decision to remove Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) from the House Armed Services Committee, Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:

“Rep. McCarthy showed his true blue colors today by removing Rep. Hice from the House Armed Services Committee as retaliation for Hice’s support of conservative Rep. Jordan for Minority Leader. Actions such as these are exactly why FreedomWorks, and the conservative grassroots base it represents, does not support Rep. McCarthy’s milquetoast brand of establishment politics that punishes members for voting their conscience. The voters recognize this and it’s a major reason why establishment Republicans lost the House last November.

“Rep. McCarthy’s manufactured infighting takes the focus off of the far-left policies House Democrats wish to advance this year. The divisiveness sewn by establishment politicians such as Rep. McCarthy only hurt Republicans’ chances of regaining the majority in 2020. Is Rep. McCarthy Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s best friend? He is, after all, doing the leg-work for her.”