Gosar released a written statement saying he intended to keep working within the House Freedom Caucus.
By Ronald J. Hansen | Arizona Republic
Amid criticism from the political left and right, Rep. Paul Gosar denied Saturday that he was behind plans for creating an “America First Caucus” with a focus on keeping the nation loyal to an Anglo-Saxon past and ending immigration as we know it.
Gosar, R-Ariz., released a written statement saying he intended to keep working within the House Freedom Caucus, already perhaps the most conservative group in the House of Representatives.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., the other colleague with whom he was reportedly working, acknowledged there was consideration to do something but said nothing was happening.
“The liberal media have recklessly claimed I am the author of a document,” Gosar said. “Let me be perfectly clear, I did not author this paper. In fact, I first became aware of it by reading about it in the news yesterday, like everyone else.”
Gosar said he “will not let the lying media deter me from the America First work I have been championing for years in the House Freedom Caucus” and with former President Donald Trump.