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News ID: 51416
Publish Date: 13:52 - 17 April 2021
Saturday, 17 April 2021_Conservative House of Representatives Republicans plan to form an “America First” caucus to promote the policies of ex-President Donald Trump and said on Friday the group would soon release a policy platform.

'Nakedly racist': Democrats slam conservative House GOP's plan to form ‘America First’ caucusThe platform promotes “a common respect for uniquely Anglo-Saxon political traditions” and advocates for infrastructure with aesthetic value that “befits the progeny of European architecture,” Punchbowl News reported on Friday.

Republican lawmakers Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar are involved in the caucus, Representative Louie Gohmert, who is considering joining, confirmed to reporters.

A spokesman for first-term congresswoman Greene, Nick Dyer, dismissed the Punchbowl report as “gossip” but said in a statement that the America First platform would be “announced to the public very soon.”

Congressional caucuses provide a forum for like-minded lawmakers to pursue common legislative objectives.

Democrats including Representative Peter Welch denounced the caucus on Twitter as “nakedly racist and disgusting.”

“This supposed caucus and its members represent a dangerous nativist perspective that hurts our country, but sadly is not surprising,” Welch added. Representative Don Beyer referred to the group as the “White Supremacist Caucus” on Twitter.

Trump introduced his America First agenda at his inauguration in 2017 and made it a repeated theme of his presidency.

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