A caucus led by Republican Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (GA) and Paul Gosar (AZ) is calling for a “common respect for uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions.”
The America First Caucus declares that “a certain intellectual boldness is needed” in order to “follow in President Trump’s footsteps, and potentially step on some toes and sacrifice sacred cows for the good of the American nation.”
As The Hill points out, the document detailing the caucus’s goals pulls no punches in its nativist rhetoric, saying that America “is a nation with a border, and a culture, strengthened by a common respect for uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions.”
“History has shown that societal trust and political unity are threatened when foreign citizens are imported en-masse into a country, particularly without institutional support for assimilation and an expansive welfare state to bail them out should they fail to contribute positively to the country,” the seven-page document states.
Not all Republican are enthusiastic about the causes, however. In a tweet this Friday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) wrote that “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,” he added.
But scandal-wracked Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz can’t wait to get onboard.
“I’m proud to join @mtgreenee in the #AmericaFirst Caucus,” Gaetz tweeted Friday. “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.”