© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: US Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene held a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington
By David Morgan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Conservative House Republicans plan to set up a “America First” caucus to advance the policies of former President Donald Trump and said Friday the group will soon give a policy background.
This foundation fosters “a common respect for a unique Anglo-Saxon political tradition” and advocates for infrastructure of aesthetic value “in favor of the European architectural generation”, Punchbowl News reported on Friday.
Republican lawmakers Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar involved in the caucus, Representative Louie Gohmert, who is considering joining, confirmed to reporters.
Early Greene’s spokeswoman Nick Dyer dismissed Punchbowl’s report as “rumor” but said in a statement that the America First platform would be “released to the public very soon.”
Congressional caucuses provide a forum for like-minded lawmakers pursuing common legislative goals.
Democrats including Representative Peter Welch denounced the caucus on Twitter as “grossly racist and disgusting.”
“This supposed caucus and its members represent a view of the dangerous nativism that is hurting our country, but sadly it’s not surprising,” added Welch. . Representative Don Beyer called this group “Caucus White Supremacist” on Twitter.
Trump presented his America agenda first and foremost at his 2017 inauguration and made it a recurring theme of his presidency.
Gohmert, a Trump ally, told reporters that the caucus was meant to “put our country in order, so it’s sustainable.”
Rep. Matt Gaetz, who is under investigation by the Justice Department and House Ethics Committee over allegations of sexual misconduct, said he would become part of the caucus.
The group will promote “to end the war, stop illegal immigration and promote fair trade for American workers,” he said.
Gaetz has not been charged with anything and has repeatedly denied wrongdoing.
Gohmert denied the first US caucus regarding race.
“It doesn’t go back to the Anglo-Saxon tradition,” said the Texas Republican. “It’s not about race at all. We’re stronger, you know, diversifying. But there are a few things that have helped us stay strong.”
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