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

Rep. Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsThe Hill's Morning Report — Mueller aftermath: What will House Dems do now? Mueller report poses new test for Dems Washington in frenzy over release of Mueller report 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 PaulDem super PAC campaign urges Republicans to back impeachment Booker, Harris have missed most Senate votes Trump vetoes measure ending US support for Saudi-led war in Yemen 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 RyanAppeals court rules House chaplain can reject secular prayers FEC filing: No individuals donated to indicted GOP rep this cycle The Hill's Morning Report - Waiting on Mueller: Answers come on Thursday MORE's (R-Wis.) job, but called for "soul searching" within the party in light of the budget agreement.

Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanDems digging into Trump finances post-Mueller Overnight Health Care: DOJ charges doctors over illegal opioid prescriptions | Cummings accuses GOP of obstructing drug pricing probe | Sanders courts Republican voters with 'Medicare for All' | Dems probe funding of anti-abortion group Cummings accuses Oversight Republicans of obstructing drug price probe 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.