Proposed U.S. House “America First Caucus” latest example
Full context of Twitter exchanges between Lauf, Hoffman and a congressional candidate from Texas with distorted view of America First
Towards the end of the nearly 33 minute interview of IL-16 Republican candidate Catalina Lauf and freelancer media and outdoor writer Gabriella Hoffman, a topic about the hijacking of America First came up.
The interview published April 9 on YouTube and here on McHenry County Blog is cued to the reference of something that happened in Twitter-land where Hoffman came to Lauf’s defense on March 29.
The interview between Hoffman and Lauf was recorded towards the end of the same week, and published on YouTube on April 9. The exchange of the hijacking of America First lasts 5 1/2 minutes:
McHenry County Blog believes in full context and I witnessed the Twitter exchanges between Lauf and Hoffman, which included conservative activist Scott Presler and TX-14 congressional candidate Joshua Foxworth.
Here’s the play-by-play, with my commentary of what I witnessed and where Lauf, in my honest opinion showed why she is ready to be a member of Congress by the convictions of a real Patriot who firmly supports the real, mainstream America First agenda of 2021.
At the end of the tweets, I will give my commentary on the news stories which broke this week about a proposed new caucus in the U.S. House, the America First Caucus, being the latest example, in my honest opinion, of this hijacking of the America First movement.
Before we begin, my definition of a “patriot” is one I apply from Scripture based on the greatest commandment, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind and with all your strength.” (Mark 12:30 NIV).
The 2nd, as the Lord taught in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as you would yourself.” (Mark 12:31 NIV)
So, a real God-fearing, God-honoring Patriot loves God and country, in that order.
Here is the tweet Lauf, sent in response to a tweet with a screenshot from Lauf’s Twitter profile by Foxworth of Texas, and I will be honest, the language gets a little rough during the exchange:
It must be pointed out, the screenshot of Lauf’s Twitter profile shows Lauf Twitter following at “63.6K”. When Lauf announced her IL-16 campaign at 5PM CT on February 23, she was at 63.3K followers, which quickly grew by tens of thousands, so this screenshot was taken on the early evening of February 23.
Enter Hoffman with a 2-tweet defense of Lauf:
Lauf responded to the tweet attack from Foxworth, who responded to Lauf a few minutes after Hoffman’s response:
Hoffman responds with two tweets:
I couldn’t hold back witnessing this exchange, so I responded (note, the “lock” symbol on my Twitter account was in place after April 7. I locked my Twitter account for about 5 days, but my tweets were unlocked to the public on March 29, and are unlocked now):
Enter Scott Presler with some information about Mr. Foxworth and his unsuccessful primarying of Congressman Randy Weber (R, TX-14) in 2020:
And the exchange between Presler and Foxworth on March 29:
Lauf responded to the money quote from Foxworth, and I responded accordingly:
So what is “AmercaN First” opposed to “America First”? Just like Lauf and Hoffman discussed on the interview segment highlighted above in the cued video.
Responding to Hoffman’s tweet:
COMMENTARY: I mean what I said that I pray for anyone who have such distortions about not only America First, but what it really means to be a genuine, God-fearing, God-honoring Patriot, who loves God and country in that order.
In Scripture, the entirety of John chapter 4 deals with centuries of hatred between the Jews and Samritans and how Jesus healed it in less than a day.
Galatians chapter 2 shows how the Apostle Paul applied Jesus’ teaching confronting the Apostle Peter for displaying bigoted behavior.
On the above exchange, Scott Presler’s participation was very welcome to defend Catalina Lauf from the outrageous attack on her candidacy. Presler had predicted such attacks would come:
Indeed, it was Presler’s tweet above that prompted Joshua Foxworth to respond, attacking Catalina Lauf, and Presler’s open support for her candidacy, on Sunday March 28.
Finally, the proposed U.S. House “America First Caucus”. The proposed draft of the platform, which drew the forceful objection of House Republican Leader Keven McCarthy (R, CA-23) this past week, can be viewed here.
Foxworth and others who hold the “AmericaN First” view, as Presler pointed out, tend to talk tough on immigration.
The “Biden Border Crisis” was manufactured by Biden and his people.
The overzealous responses against “legal immigration”, to the point people dispute the United States being a “nation of immigrants”, instead calling Americans “settlers” like Foxworth used, or “conquerers” as I’ve seen others use, is part of the distortion I pray is healed.
I thank Lauf, Hoffman and Presler for the maturity to call out the distortion of America First for what it really is.