In a lengthy radio interview, Rolling Stone’s Tim Dickinson says Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, and his conservative colleagues have enjoyed extraordinary success, including extracting $2 trillion in federal spending cuts. Dickinson describes Labrador and other members of the House Freedom Caucus as smart, principled, committed conservatives who put constituents ahead of party in fighting for major change in Congress. Labrador helped found the Freedom Caucus in January. Dickinson, national affairs correspondent for Rolling Stone, appeared on NPR’s “Fresh Air” last week to discuss his article, “Meet the Right-Wing Rebels Who Overthrew John Boehner.” In the 36-minute interview Dickinson elaborates on his story, published online and in the Oct. 22 print edition of Rolling Stone. More here.
Question: What do you think of the U.S. House Freedom Caucus?