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‘He’s way too conservative’: Freedom Caucus members on the hot seat

Reps. Dave Brat and Scott Perry rode the anti-Obama backlash into Congress. Now they’re facing a very different kind of backlash.

  • Rachael Bade
  • Politico

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. — Democrat Abigail Spanberger stood on a wooden bench at a vineyard in central Virginia and railed against “the prioritization of ideology over informed decision-making” — a pointed jab at her opponent, House Freedom Caucus member Dave Brat.

Steg 6fSpanberger, a 38-year-old former CIA operative, has barnstormed this traditionally Republican stronghold accusing Brat of putting the Freedom Caucus’ intransigent conservative politics over the needs of constituents, and…

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