According to a policy pamphlet obtained by Punchbowl News, the 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”.
Those involved in the caucus include Marjorie Taylor Greene, who was removed from her committee assignments in February after she claimed a space laser controlled by Jewish financiers started a Californian wildfire, and that a school shooting was a “false flag” operation.
Paul Gosar, who opposes gun control and abortion, Louie Gohmert, who hosted Nigel Farage in the US last year, and Matt Gaetz, who is being investigated over allegations of sexual misconduct, have also said they will join the group. Squad goals.
I’m proud to join @mtgreenee in the #AmericaFirst Caucus.
We will end wars, stop illegal immigration & promote tra… https://t.co/ebNrFbLWns
It has policies on election fraud, sovereignty, big tech, immigration and coronavirus and other areas and claims immigrants have come to America “at the expense of the native-born.”
On foreign aid, for instance, it says: “Taxpayer money should be spent at home, allowing individual American to make charitable contributions to those around the world in need. The America First Caucus believes that the American people are the most kind and charitable in the world, and they would be far better at allocating their own money than having corrupt bureaucrats play around with it.”
Unsurprisingly, the launch of the caucus has already sparked criticism. Republican politician Adam Kinzinger criticised colleagues planning to join it, and on Twitter said: “I believe anyone that joins this caucus should have their committees stripped.”
It has also been slammed by Democrats in the House:
Dear @mtgreenee and @RepGosar: As an immigrant, I served on active duty in the US military to defend your right to… https://t.co/frwyTjwNwN