#BKP’s interview with Atlanta TEA Party Patriots President, Debbie Dooley. After the Freedom Caucus blocked the American Health Care Act from passing, we question where that leaves the TEA Party. The chairman #MarkMeadows, #JodyHice, and #JimJordan are among 30 members that the TEA Party endorsed and supported during their campaign for office. After the bill was pulled from the floor; Freedom Caucus representative #TedPoe resigned saying “No is easy, leading is hard but that is what we’re elected to do.” Now the TEA Party has a decision to make, support Freedom Caucus members or the President of the United States. What will the TEA Party do when a member of Congress which they supported has someone running against them in the primary?
After the American Health Care Act failed in The House, President Donald Trump took to twitter to go after the Freedom Caucus. The major media outlets may be making more out of the friction between the Freedom Caucus and President Trump than actually exists. Senator Rand Paul which originally called the American Healthcare Act Obama Care lite, played a round of golf with President Trump Sunday. Afterwards, Paul tweeted out “I had a great time today with @realDonaldTrump and believe we are getting closer to an agreement on health care!” Director of The Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney, a former Freedom Caucus member joined The President and Paul on their golfing outing. So, questions surround whether Paul has a message to take back to the Freedom Caucus and if President Trump will still be able to work out a health care bill without the help of Democrats.
I was strongly against the bill when it first came out, I sided with Senator Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and the Freedom Caucus. I agreed with the labels “Obama Care Lite” and “Third Bucket is for Suckers”. But something happened yesterday during Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings that swayed my opinion to the point I think Republicans need to support the President’s Health Care Bill. In this segment I explain why I changed my mind.