In the interview with CNN, Meadows makes it clear that his top priority is getting rid of ObamaCare. The story details Meadows connections to Tea Party groups, which are pushing that agenda.
In August, while lawmakers spent time in their districts, Meadows wrote a letter to his Republican leaders suggesting they tie the dismantling of Obamacare to the bill that funds the government for the next year.
The letter read: “James Madison wrote in Federalist No. 58 that ‘the power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon… for obtaining a redress of every grievance…'”
Meadows successfully convinced 79 of his colleagues to sign on to his letter. And he went further, leading a group of 40 lawmakers to demand that the continuing resolution, or the short-term government funding bill at issue, zeroes out funding for President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy achievement so far.
In a lengthy interview with CNN, Meadows explained his case.
“Our intent has never been to shut down the government,” Meadows said. “It’s to stop the [health care] law.”
But there’s more to the story. Meadows works very closely with the tea party groups and he is a conduit to their agenda.
In fact, his catapult from local businessman to elected official was launched with the help of local tea party groups. He underwent a vigorous interview process with the North Carolina-aligned tea party groups that included an intense vetting and interviewing process.
Click over to read the full story. Thanks to loyal reader Thomas for the heads-up on this.