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The House Freedom Caucus is one of the most unique political caucuses in our lifetimes. It wields an extraordinary amount of power for being such a tiny fraction of overall House members and they are not afraid to use it.
If you are confused how 38 members of a body of 435 can hijack democracy then you are not alone, but it's actually pretty simple. There are 247 Republican members in the House and 218 votes are needed to pass any piece of legislation. If this so called Freedom Caucus bands together and says they disagree with a piece of legislation then the Republican House will need Democratic members to cross the aisle and vote on whatever bill they are trying to pass. And, as most of you know, the bills the House are trying to pass are hardly pieces of legislation that Democrats will rally behind.
So 38 members now basically control the House of Representatives. They eventually got Speaker Boehner to throw his hands up in the air and quit and they will be a thorn in the side of Paul Ryan when he is elected as the next Speaker.
Very few things will get passed (other than Obamacare repeals and Planned Parenthood defunding) without their approval because they can always threaten to "vacate the chair" (which is the term for forcing a vote to remove the Speaker at any time). They don't really seem to care that they have hijacked our democracy to force the rest of us to bend to their draconian demands. To them it's their way or the highway. Just like the framers of our Constitution intended...