House GOP Group Drops Plan to Establish ‘America First’ Caucus

Tray Ling

WASHINGTON—A group of House Republicans scrapped plans to establish a caucus highlighting respect for Anglo-Saxon political traditions after meeting widespread resistance, according to a House GOP aide. The effort, led by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R., Ga.), fizzled after sparking pushback from GOP leaders. A spokesman for Mrs. Greene declined […]

WASHINGTON—A group of House Republicans scrapped plans to establish a caucus highlighting respect for Anglo-Saxon political traditions after meeting widespread resistance, according to a House GOP aide.

The effort, led by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R., Ga.), fizzled after sparking pushback from GOP leaders. A spokesman for Mrs. Greene declined to comment on the development Saturday.

The backlash began Friday afternoon after Punchbowl News, a digital news outlet, posted a document from a group called the America First Caucus, which the outlet said was linked to Mrs. Greene and Rep. Paul Gosar (R., Ariz.). The group hasn’t filed paperwork with the House Administration Committee to become an official caucus, a House GOP aide said.

It couldn’t be determined on Saturday exactly who the potential members of the America First Caucus were. Many House GOP offices said they hadn’t seen the caucus document or been invited to join the caucus. A spokesman for Mrs. Greene said Friday that she had never approved the document outlining the group’s policy positions on several issues including big technology, infrastructure and immigration.

Earlier Saturday, Mrs. Greene said in a statement that the document was “a staff level draft proposal from an outside group that I hadn’t read.”

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