They are proving to be a VERY effective voting Block in the House.
First the ousting of Boehner…and now the killing of Trump’s first big legislative initiative.
The Freedom Caucus was formed in 2015 by a group of Congressmen in what member Jim Jordan called a “smaller, more cohesive, more agile and more active” group of conservatives."
Add the word “powerful”.
While the Freedom Caucus does not officially post the names of its members…it appears to be composed of about three-dozen Congressmen (and is growing).
Trump is shrewd. While he appears to only wear the outer clothing of a Conservative; I would imagine that after this last fiasco, he realizes that this is a group he needs to get on his side.
The only problem I see is that this appears to be a “my-way-or-the-Highway” Caucus with little (or no) room for compromise. In other words; they will not be swayed even if Trump tries to push “Conservative-Lite” kinds of initiatives.