When you see mention of the House Freedom Caucus and its hardcore conservatives like Meadows, remember their obstructionism:

"U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows helped engineer a federal government shutdown in 2013 in hopes of stopping the Affordable Care Act.."
Meadows, a Transylvania County Republican who represents most of Western North Carolina, has played an important role in bringing about the current partial shutdown over a border wall with Mexico." (via @asheville)

So. Much. "Freedom." 😠

The HFC's founding members are Rep. Scott Garrett, Rep. Jim Jordan, Rep. John Fleming, Rep. Matt Salmon, Rep. Justin Amash, Rep. Raúl Labrador, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, Rep. Ron DeSantis and Rep. Mark Meadows.
The group, which includes many veterans of the Tea Party movement, was formed in January [2015] with the declared aim of pushing the House GOP leadership rightward on certain fiscal and social issues.
What most distinguishes the Freedom Caucus... has been their willingness to defy [leadership and] band together with like-minded Republicans who threaten to block...any temporary measure to fund the government that didn’t also defund Planned Parenthood" -@DrewDeSilver, PEW
So here we are, with a #TrumpShutdown - a hostile action by an alleged #RussianAsset - supported by obstructionists McConnell (Senate) & Meadows (House).
It speaks to their education levels that they would demand the proving of a negative.
Meadows is directly connected to #CNP & Mulvaney is connected via Heritage
"With the American Health Care Act breathing its last...the vice president pleaded with his fellow tea partiers to reconsider their opposition. When they held their ground, the vice president let loose an uncharacteristic flash of anger...
'I was the Freedom Caucus before the Freedom Caucus existed,' Pence told them, his voice rising, according to multiple people who were in the room. 'Don’t try to tell me this bill isn’t conservative enough.'"
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