The most libertarian-leaning Republicans in the House are now eager to line up behind the congressman some have called the “new Ron Paul.”
National Journal reports: “The House Liberty Caucus, chaired by Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, quietly launched last year with five or six lawmakers attending a hastily choreographed meeting. Now the group holds a biweekly, invite-only luncheon that draws some two dozen lawmakers and is rapidly becoming an ideological home base for those ‘core’ House conservatives who say the RSC’s swelling membership is diluting its ideological intensity.”
Relatively exclusive in its membership, the House Liberty Caucus is led by some of the House’s most liberty-minded Republicans. Reports the Journal: “Amash’s invitation list can change from meeting to meeting, depending on the topic, and at times has included Democrats who agree on domestic-surveillance issues. But the group is driven primarily by Amash and his closest friends in Congress, including Reps. Raul Labrador of Idaho, Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina, and Thomas Massie of Kentucky.”
Reps. Amash, Labrador, Mulvaney and Massie all took part in a panel at the Young Americans for Liberty conference in August where they energized the young libertarian crowd.