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EXCLUSIVE – Freedom Caucus Rep. Lauren Boebert is expected to send a shot over the bow from the Republican leadership of the House in her CPAC speech on Saturday, demanding a potential GOP majority aggressively set various conservative priorities.
“Myself and fellow fighters in the House Freedom Caucus, we are ready for battle,” said Boebert, R-Colo., in a speech Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, according to a copy obtained by Fox News.
The comments suggest she could deny Republicans seeking election to the House if Republicans win the majority, including current minority leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, who plans to run for speaker
“I wish I could tell you that I had full confidence in the GOP leadership in both the House and Senate to relieve the deep state and hold the Biden regime accountable,” she would say. “But I don’t. I’ve been disappointed too many times.
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“And any Member of Congress, from freshmen to leaders, who won’t fight me to end medical tyranny, secure the southern border and fire Anthony Fauci, they’re not going to get my support. Not in their reelection and certainly not for a speaker,” continues Boebert’s speech.
“The Freedom Caucus fired John Boehner, Paul Ryan ran and we will not tolerate another GOP speaker who works more with Democrats than Republicans.
“House Republicans must stop funding tyranny. I will not vote to fund a government that mandates the COVID vaccine while allowing our country to be invaded by millions of unvaccinated aliens. End the vax mandate for our hospital and service workers, build the wall or I vote to shut down Biden’s bureaucrats.”
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Boebert added, “Any bill funding tyranny as our country is invaded, my Freedom Caucus allies are a no, and I’m a hell of a no.”
The salvo comes as Republicans are widely expected to secure a majority in the House of Representatives in the midterm elections.
That will help Republicans who want to block President Biden’s proposed liberal policies and investigate his administration with subpoena from the committee. But it could also reveal divisions within the party when GOP leaders are forced to work with Biden and a potential Democratic Senate majority on mandatory bills to fund the government, raise the debt cap and more.
GOP brands like Boebert and her fellow Freedom Caucus members often strive to use their influence on those bills to implement what they believe are important conservative policies. Top Republicans, such as former House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, often view the caucus as an eyesore.
“Where Nancy Pelosi and other sensible Democrats — the ones who have been around long enough to know how things work — deal with AOC and her squad reminds me a lot of what I dealt with during my days as President from the far-right cooks of the Tea Party or the Freedom Caucus or whatever they called themselves,” Boehner wrote in his book “On the House.”
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The Freedom Caucus will exert much more influence if the GOP is in the majority. And Boebert is expected to take a veiled shot on Saturday from top Republicans, such as McCarthy, R-Calif., demanding support in implementing the Freedom Caucus’ priority policies.
In addition to Boebert, Kimberly Guilfoyle and former President Donald Trump will also speak at CPAC.
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