ATLANTA (AP) — A group of Georgia Republican lawmakers are launching a Freedom Caucus in the Georgia General Assembly.
They want to move outcomes to the political right even as the majority GOP legislature prepares for an election-year session that could be dominated by appeals to Republican primary voters. Eight Republicans introduced themselves as members of the first-ever state-level Freedom Caucus on Tuesday.
A national group promised the Georgia affiliate would be the first of many, with lawmakers from more than a dozen other states, gathered Tuesday in Atlanta to discuss forming their own state-level groups. Many members of the Georgia group are at odds with the current Republican legislative leadership.