UPDATED 7:20 AM PT — Wednesday, September 11, 2019
The House Freedom Caucus is set to continue under a new leader. On Tuesday, the caucus announced the group’s current chairman, Representative Mark Meadows, will be stepping down.
Arizona congressman Andy Biggs will be taking his place. Biggs was officially elected as the new chairman earlier in the day Tuesday. He will be in charge of leading the group of 30 conservative Republicans, which first came to power in 2015.
In the process, the caucus will be swapping out one Trump loyalist for another. Representative Biggs has been a strong advocate on behalf of White House policies, specifically when it comes to a wall and enforcement efforts at the southern border.
“It is a crisis, it is real, and we do not get anywhere by blaming the people who are doing their best to help these people,” he stated. “We need to look in the mirror, we need to make the changes, we need to provide the funding necessary to get this done.”
Representative Meadows is expected to step down from the position on October 1st when congressman Biggs will take over.
Within just a few years @RepAndyBiggsAZ has hit the ground running and been a warrior for conservative ideas. The Freedom Caucus will be in good hands.
Thanks so much to my colleagues who trusted me to lead these last two years. This is a tremendous group of public servants. https://t.co/RLJILEy7OK
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) September 11, 2019