Cornyn says he “shares [Barton’s] concerns.”
What actually has me curious is when this gets back around to the House Republican Study Committee, which is essentially the right-wing or Movement conservative caucus within the House GOP, and a very big deal. Everybody’s reacting to Barton’s statement. But the HRS put out a pretty much identical statement yesterday about the Escrow account and President Obama yesterday. And more than a hundred members of the House Republican caucus belong to that group.
That makes it much more of a Republican position than what Barton said.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.