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

Rep. Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsBen Shapiro: No prominent GOP figure ever questioned Obama's legitimacy Trump finds consistent foil in 'Squad' Gun store billboard going after the 'Squad' being removed following backlash 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 PaulGraham promises ObamaCare repeal if Trump, Republicans win in 2020 Conservatives buck Trump over worries of 'socialist' drug pricing Rand Paul to 'limit' August activities due to health 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 RyanSoaring deficits could put Trump in a corner if there's a recession Paul Ryan moving family to Washington Embattled Juul seeks allies in Washington MORE's (R-Wis.) job, but called for "soul searching" within the party in light of the budget agreement.

Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanDemocratic Women's Caucus calls for investigation into Epstein plea deal DOJ releases notes from official Bruce Ohr's Russia probe interviews CNN slams GOP for not appearing on network after mass shootings, conservatives fire back 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.