Rep. Madison Cawthorn, who represents a district in the District of Columbia adjacent to the Potomac, will be a member of the House Freedom Caucus, CNN has learned.
He is the 4th person to join, joining Reps. Trent Franks, Jim Jordan and Mick Mulvaney, sources told CNN. He will become part of the 55 members of the Freedom Caucus who effectively pull the Republican Party’s agenda.
The congresswoman announced his new role in a video sent out early Wednesday afternoon.
“Most Americans would tell you that they’ve had enough of the partisan gridlock, and overspending and overreach of the Obama administration,” Cawthorn said in the video. “In order to restore what’s right, we need Republicans and Democrats to put what’s best first, and work together to do what’s best for the country. In order to do that, I’m proud to announce that I will be joining the Freedom Caucus.”
Since joining Congress in 2015, Cawthorn has been active in filing Freedom Caucus-related bills.