Republican Ted Poe, of Texas, resigned from the #Freedom Caucus on Sunday, suggesting that this was the outcome of his wanting to vote for the Republican healthcare proposal that his right-wing caucus furiously opposed.

“I have resigned from the House Freedom Caucus,” Poe said via a statement.

He had disagreed with the House Freedom Caucus’s opinion on the GOP healthcare proposal and had wanted to vote for the bill, which the House leaders were forced to pull from the floor on Friday.

Saying no is not the answer

Poe Claims that his leaving the caucus will let him better serve his constituents, saying that in order to deliver the conservative agenda he must join with the party and not oppose it to find solutions for Americans.

“Saying no is easy, leading is hard, but that is what we were elected to do," he said, claiming he will become a more effective Member of Congress and advocate for the people of Texas. His resignation came as murmurs circulated that Trump is drawing up an enemy's list due to the healthcare bill outcome.

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