Wednesday on CNN’s “New Day,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) reacted to comments made by Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) earlier this week saying the House Freedom Caucus, a group Poe resigned from over the weekend, would vote against the Ten Commandments.
Jordan, the vice chairman and a co-founder of the Freedom Caucus, argued there was a difference between the Ten Commandments and the American Health Care Act, which Jordan’s group opposed.
“There’s a little bit of difference between the Ten Commandments and a piece of legislation that only 17 percent of the country approves of,” Jordan said. “So, I would just say look at the four corners of the document. Look at the legislation itself. What did it do? What didn’t it do? It didn’t repeal Obamacare fully. It didn’t lower premiums. It wasn’t supported by the Republican Party. Every major conservative organization in the country opposed and only 17 percent of the country like it. So, there is frankly a big difference between the Ten Commandments and piece of legislation that only 17 percent of the country approves of. Let’s fix that legislation. Let’s do what the president said. Let’s get a deal put together, but one that accomplishes what we were sent here to accomplish. That’s always been our focus, that continues to be our focus, and we’re going to be hard at work making sure we accomplish that.”
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