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

Rep. Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsJordan, Meadows backed by new ads from pro-Trump group: report Trump keeps tight grip on GOP Dems fear Trump is looking at presidential pardons 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 PaulRepublicans need solutions on environment too Trio of NFL players intern on Capitol Hill as part of league program Trump keeps tight grip on GOP 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 RyanHead of top hedge fund association to step down Romney knocks Trump over McCain criticism Paul Ryan joins board of Fox Corporation MORE's (R-Wis.) job, but called for "soul searching" within the party in light of the budget agreement.

Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanJordan, Meadows backed by new ads from pro-Trump group: report Jordan jokes that sport coats inhibit him during heated hearings Attorney previously in contact with Cohen pushes back on pardon narrative to CNN 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.