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Jordan touts Freedom Caucus bona fides in GOP leadership bid

Posted On: Nov 14, 2018   |   Posted By: Politico

Rep. Jim Jordan, the former chairman of the House Freedom Caucus who is running to be the next House Republican leader, said Wednesday that the GOP lost its majority in the House because it failed to match the "intensity" of President Donald Trump. Jordan , widely considered to be the underdog candidate against Rep. Kevin McCarthy in Wednesday's leadership elections, held up his bona fides as a leader of the arch-conservative Freedom Caucus as one of his top qualifications for the job of GOP leader. “Two years ago the American people elected President Trump to come to this town to shake it up and he's done just that. But I don't think they've seen this same intensity from House Republicans,” he said in an interview on Fox News' “Fox & Friends.” Jordan cited conservative priorities like repealing the Affordable Care Act, building Trump's long-promised wall along the southern border and overhauling welfare programs as areas where Republicans came up short, despite control of both houses of...

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