Freedom Caucus chairman on budget deal: 'The swamp won and the American taxpayer lost'

Rep. Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsLawmakers grill Census Bureau officials after report on cybersecurity issues Conservative lawmakers warn Pelosi about 'rate-setting' surprise billing fix House GOP leader says reassignment of Vindman was appropriate MORE (R-N.C.), chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, on Sunday slammed the budget deal reached last week, saying that Republican leadership "caved."

“Our leadership caved. The swamp won and the American taxpayer lost,” Meadows told CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

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Conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus have derided the two-year budget deal as a loss for Americans, pointing to increased spending. The agreement lead to a brief government shutdown early Friday, as Sen. Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulSenate braces for fight over impeachment whistleblower testimony Pelosi names first-ever House whistleblower ombudsman director The Hill's Morning Report — AG Barr, GOP senators try to rein Trump in MORE (R-Ky.) railed against the deal's spending and delayed a vote in the upper chamber.

Meadows on Sunday also denied wanting to take Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanTrump doubles down on Neil Cavuto attacks: 'Will he get the same treatment as' Shep Smith? Trump lashes out at Fox News coverage: 'I won every one of my debates' On The Trail: Democrats plan to hammer Trump on Social Security, Medicare MORE's (R-Wis.) job, but called for "soul searching" within the party in light of the budget agreement.

Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanTrump adviser presses House investigators to make Bezos testify Booker, Merkley propose federal facial recognition moratorium Ex-Ohio State wrestler claims Jim Jordan asked him to deny abuse allegations MORE (R-Ohio), a founder of the House Freedom Caucus, had the same message during his own Sunday show appearance.

“The swamp won and the American taxpayer lost,” Jordan told “Fox News Sunday.