Crenshaw slams House Freedom Caucus members as 'grifters,' 'performance artists'

Rep. Dan CrenshawDaniel CrenshawThis issue will secure a Democratic wipeout in 2022 House Ethics panel dismisses security screening fine issued to GOP lawmaker Juan Williams: The GOP is an anti-America party MORE (R-Texas) called out members of the House Freedom Caucus, referring to them as “grifters” and “performance artists.” 

Speaking at an event hosted by the Texas Liberty Alliance PAC over the weekend, Crenshaw said the current conservative movement has “grifters in our midst.” 

“Lie after lie after lie because they know something psychologically about the conservative heart: We’re worried about what people are going to do to us, what they’re going to infringe upon us — that’s the nature of conservatism,” Crenshaw said at the event. 

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Crenshaw added that his current criticism was directed at the House Freedom Caucus, referring to its members as "performance artists" who "get all the attention."

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“They’re the ones you think are more conservative because they know how to say slogans real well,” Crenshaw said. “They know how to recite the lines that they know our voters want to hear.”

Crenshaw also accused the members of the caucus of not voting for any items in former President TrumpDonald TrumpMark Walker to stay in North Carolina Senate race Judge lays out schedule for Eastman to speed up records processing for Jan. 6 panel Michael Avenatti cross-examines Stormy Daniels in his own fraud trial MORE’s agenda, noting that Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerHouse Republicans bash Democrats' China competition bill Romney participating in fundraiser for Liz Cheney Cheney hits Gingrich for saying Jan. 6 panel members may be jailed MORE (R-Ill.), a vocal critic of Trump, voted “99 percent” of the time on Trump’s proposals.  

The House Freedom Caucus was created by conservative Republicans in 2015 in response to their party making legislative compromises with Democrats and the Obama administration, the Post reported.

The Hill has reached out toe House Freedom Caucus Chair Scott PerryScott Gordon PerryHouse has the power to subpoena its members — but does it have the will? Jan. 6 committee asks Ivanka Trump to sit for interview GOP's McCarthy has little incentive to work with Jan. 6 panel MORE (R-Penn.) for comment.