Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene will not launch her ‘America First’ caucus after receiving backlash from other Republicans.
“The Congresswoman wants to make clear that she is not launching anything. This was an early planning proposal, and nothing was agreed to or approved,” Nick Dyer, Greene’s spokesperson, told CNN in an email.
The backtrack comes after it was announced that the caucus was launching soon.
The America First caucus calls for “common respect for uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions.”
Some Republicans did not support Greene’s caucus plans.
“Republicans believe in equal opportunity, freedom, and justice for all. We teach our children the values of tolerance, decency and moral courage,” Liz Cheney tweeted. “Racism, nativism, and anti-semitism are evil. History teaches we all have an obligation to confront & reject such malicious hate.”
“The Republican Party is the party of Lincoln & the party of more opportunity for all Americans —not nativist dog whistles,” House Republican Kevin McCarthy tweeted.
Florida Representative Matt Gaetz tweeted his support for the caucus on Friday before it was announced that the caucus wouldn’t be launched.
“I’m proud to join @mtgreenee I the #AmericaFirst Caucus. We will end wars, stop illegal immigration & promote trade that is fair to American workers. This is just a hit piece from the America Last crowd in Big Media, Big Tech & Big Government.”