In a report from Punch Bowl News, they published a document has been circulating in Congress about the platform of the new “America First Caucus,” formed by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Rep. Paul Gosar.
A spokesperson for Marjorie Taylor Greene confirmed to CNN the document is real and the group is being formed, but also pointed out the document was a draft and it has not been finalized.
Here’s part of what it says:
America First Caucus Policy Platform
The America First Caucus (AFC) exists to promote Congressional policies that are to the long-term benefit of the American nation. The North Star of any policy proposal will be that which serves the American people, and any consequential analysis of policy platforms must be based on this first principle.
As this implies a degree of ideological flexibility, a certain intellectual boldness is needed amongst members of the AFC to follow in President Trump’s footsteps, and potentially step on some toes and sacrifice sacred cows for the good of the American nation. Policy areas as far ranging as foreign intervention, economic development, immigration, trade, tech regulation and social policy need to be re-examined from the ground up to ensure that what remains keeps the interest of Americans at heart.
It is the firm belief of this Caucus that American policy-making needs to get back to first principles, restore a long-term time horizon amongst our nation’s leaders, and instill a greatly internalized sense of service to the American people on part of our elected leaders. As long as these principles are put and kept in practice, the interests of the American people will be safeguarded.
The document continues and gives positions on the following focus issues: Election Fraud, Sovereignty, Big Tech, Immigration, Infrastructure, Foreign Aid, National Security, Coronavirus, Trade, Environment, Energy, Protecting the Value of American Savings, America First Education and The Chinese Communist Party.
Met with immediate attacks from the left, calling the caucus ‘racist’, Greene did not back down, tweeting to CNN’s Jake Tapper, “Taking #AngloSaxon out of context to mean racist is the same as the idiots that lied about me and #JewishSpaceLasers. Jake, how about you tell your favorite communist @AOC to debate me and I’ll teach her about #AmericaFirst.”
Did you miss me this week Fake @JakeSherman?
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) April 16, 2021
Rep. Matt Gaetz took to Twitter to confirm he’s joining the caucus, saying “I’m proud to join (Greene) in the #AmericaFirst Caucus. We will end wars, stop illegal immigration & promote trade that is fair to American workers.”
America First and proud!!! https://t.co/MqNNs2S0OE
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) April 16, 2021
Critics on the left have been losing their minds and calling out racism in connection to the new caucus. RINO ‘Republicans’ also took to Twitter to criticize.
The GOP ‘Leader’ Rep. Kevin McCarthy had this to say in a Tweet, “America is built on the idea that we are all created equal and success is earned through honest, hard work. It isn’t built on identity, race, or religion. The Republican Party is the party of Lincoln & the party of more opportunity for all Americans – not nativist dog whistles.”
America is built on the idea that we are all created equal and success is earned through honest, hard work. It isn’t built on identity, race, or religion.
The Republican Party is the party of Lincoln & the party of more opportunity for all Americans—not nativist dog whistles.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) April 16, 2021
Never-Trump and RINO Rep. Adam Kinzinger said this in a Tweet, “I believe anyone that joins this caucus should have their committees stripped, and the Republican conference should expel them from the conference participation. While we can’t prevent someone from calling themselves Republican, we can loudly say they don’t belong to us.”
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The funny thing is, that’s what people say about you, Adam.
I believe anyone that joins this caucus should have their committees stripped, and the Republican conference should expel them from conference participation. While we can’t prevent someone from calling themselves Republican, we can loudly say they don’t belong to us. https://t.co/ULEF5MRyWf
— Adam Kinzinger (@AdamKinzinger) April 16, 2021
Let’s not leave out the response from the king of the Never-Trumpers, The Lincoln Project, who Tweeted, “There is nothing patriotic about the America First Caucus.”
Thanks for the note on patriotism, now do sexual misconduct.
There is nothing patriotic about the America First Caucus
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) April 17, 2021
This piece was written by Ray Dietrich on April 17, 2021. It originally appeared in RedVoiceMedia.com and is used by permission.
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