Chip Roy Calls Out Fellow Republicans: Will They ‘Honor Their Campaign Commitments to Secure the Border?’
“Send that over to the senate. Send that over to the senate and make Chuck Schumer and the president of the United States choke on it. “
In a heated speech on the floor, Rep. Chip Roy goes off on Republican colleagues.
"I am tired of words. Things are going to change in this body"
"Will [Rs] honor their campaign commitments to secure the border? …What I am seeing right now for my Republican colleagues does not give me faith that they will stand up in the breach"https://t.co/s0ygKI4riF pic.twitter.com/qmbHONPfER
— Rep. Chip Roy Press Office (@RepChipRoy) March 1, 2023
He gave a beautiful history lesson about Texas Rangers’ sacrifices for independence and freedom. The tone of his speech then changed, and he started calling out his Republican colleagues for ignoring the promises to the American people.
Roy asked, “but what did they declare independence for… what did Travis and the rest of the Alamo sacrifice for… a federal government that opens our borders to cartels?”
“A group of republicans who campaign on securing the border, who run away in abject surrender, refusing to actually do it?
If you do not secure the border, now, now, you are giving up any argument you have for the American people to put their faith in you. Will republicans honor their campaign commitments to secure the border, yes or no? What I am seeing right now from my republican colleagues does not give me faith that they will stand up in the breach as did those men who stood on the wall at the alamo. I am tired of words. Things are going to change in this body.”
Roy called out Republicans for not holding the executive branch accountable.
“Leadership is something that is observed and followed. It is not an anointed position. We did not come to this chamber to continue to allow the executive branch to run over the American people.
Where sitting today is a young man who served his country and is being denied his commanding officer job, being forced to try to pay back student loans because he dared to say no to a vaccine mandate that was politically driven. And what is this side of the aisle doing about it? Not a damned thing.
What is this side of the aisle doing about open borders? Nothing. Nothing.
What is this side of the aisle doing about an ATF Rule about to make felons out of 10 million Americans or more? Nothing.
We have a debt ceiling approaching, running around like chickens with our heads cut off. We should say something right now.
We should pass a bill off this floor saying that we will raise the debt ceiling, but only, only, if you end the disastrous student loans that are going to cost $400 billion and drive up the cost of higher ed.
Only if you rescind the $91 billion of unobligated covid money.
Only if you go rescind the $80 billion designed to increase the IRS to go after taxpayers. Including, by the way, more often the poorest among us and minorities.
Only if you will return spending to 2022 levels, getting our spending back to pre-COVID levels. And make sure that we cap spending so we stop funding the woke, weaponized bureaucracy that’s going after the American people.
Do that. Send that over to the senate. Send that over to the senate and make Chuck Schumer and the president of the United States choke on it.
Because the American people want us to cut spending right now.”
He finished with a warning, “we are not going to have two more years of the usual crap that this body continually engages in, no more spending money we don’t have.
No more allowing lawlessness. No more open borders. No more mandates killing the American people. No more mandates driving up the price of energy, subsidizing unreliable energy, driving up the cost of that energy.
No more. $32 trillion in debt.”
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