The Freedom Caucus fully understood that its last-minute demands would doom the bill. The vote was going to fail.
This is a common tactic by the group. Over the years, the caucus has repeatedly demanded more while refusing to compromise.
Friday, March 31, 2017
A GOPer Reflects On The Freedom Caucus
NY Times: How the Freedom Caucus Is Undermining the G.O.P. By ADAM KINZINGER