GOP Texas Rep. Chip Roy turned his anger to fellow Republicans who says they are offering words and not action in tackling the border crisis.
In an explosive speech on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday, Roy invoked the specter of the Alamo, urging his GP colleagues to address the crisis immediately, or their voters would lose faith in them.
“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,” the congressman said in a fiery speech.
“Will Republicans honor their campaign commitments to secure the border, yes or no?” he demanded.
The Texas Republican said modern-day GOP paled in comparison to the bravery of their forefathers in the Lone Star State.
“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,” Roy said.
“I am tired of words. Things are going to change in this body,” Chip Roy said on the lack of action on the border crisis.
“If my Republican colleagues believe that they are going to be moving through relatively meaningless provisions, doing precious damn little for the very people who sent us here to change things, and they think that some of us are just going to go along for the ride, they are sorely mistaken. We will not.”
Roy also highlighted that Republicans in the newly retaken House of Representatives have “ran away from actually holding the executive branch responsible.”
Moreover, he also noted the issues Republicans refuse to tackle include vaccine mandates, executive overreach, and rampant overspending.
“Two months into the 118th Congress, I’m not seeing a hell of a lot different than the same old, same old,” he said. “The American people gave Republicans a majority. We ought to darn well use it.”