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House Conservatives to Form ‘America First’ Caucus: Report

(USA Features) Conservative House Republicans are set to form the “America First Caucus” to continue pushing for legislation and policies initiated by former President Donald Trump.

Their platform will promote “a common respect for uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions” while advocating for infrastructure with esthetic value that “befits the progeny of European architecture,” Punchbowl News reported on Friday.

GOP Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Paul Gosar of Arizona will launch the caucus, while Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, is considering joining. Also, reports noted that Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., is also lining up with the group.

Nick Dyer, a spokesman for Greene, blew off the Punchbowl report as “gossip” but nevertheless noted in a statement that the America First platform will be “announced to the public very soon.”

Democrats were quick to denounce the caucus report on social media.



“This supposed caucus and its members represent a dangerous nativist perspective that hurts our country, but sadly is not surprising,” Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt. tweeted.

Rep. Don Beyer of Virginia ripped the group as the “White Supremacist Caucus” on Twitter.

Trump laid out his ‘America First’ agenda during his 2017 inauguration and implemented policies that put the U.S. and the American people ahead of other nations.

Gohmert denied the caucus has anything to do with race and said that it merely seeks “to get our own country in order, so it’s sustainable.”

“It’s not returning to Anglo-Saxon tradition,” the Texas Republican added.

“It’s not supposed to be about race at all. We’re stronger, you know, diversified. But there’s some things that helped make us strong.”

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