Texas Republican Representative Chip Roy went scorched earth on the Biden administration for allowing the Mexican drug cartels to gain control of the southern border after new images emerged of armed cartel members wearing body armor crossing the border unopposed.
“The president and this administration can go straight to hell,” Roy exclaimed in a visit to Fox Business Network.
“But these cartels are emboldened and empowered by a president who does not care about our southern border,” Roy said on Tuesday.
“He is allowing it to become completely run by the cartels. And if anybody has not seen ‘The Sound of Freedom,’ go see it. Go see what’s happening in the world. Go see who has the power. Go see who is, you know, abusing these young girls, these young children.”
“We’re allowing that to happen on our watch,” Congressman Roy continued. “No more, that’s my message!”
“Gov. Abbott is being sued — sued — by the Dept. of Homeland Security and by this administration because he dares to try to stop the flow at our border, to stop the death, the fentanyl, to stop the poisonings, to stop armed intruders? You know the president and this administration can go straight to hell!”
“We have a job to do, to Congress, and my message to all my Republican colleagues, we are not going to fund a government that is at war with the people of Texas. We are not going to fund a government that’s perpetuating the lawlessness and empowering cartels, allowing fentanyl to kill Americans, and allowing little girls to get raped in stash houses in Texas,” he railed.
“Enough is enough, this is our fight, and I’m tired of Republicans who are giving lip service to it and for years have been supporting it because they want cheap labor!” Roy added.
“We need to control our border. Even Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Gets it! …We have an obligation to have a secure border,” Roy concluded.
Roy followed up with a letter calling for Congress to withhold funding until Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is removed from his position.
“Enacting a [Continued Resolution] would unacceptably mean continuing the funding level and policies of the disastrous FY 2023 omnibus, which Speaker [Kevin] McCarthy correctly argued perpetuates the border crisis,” Roy wrote in his letter, the Washington Examiner reported.
“Passing a full-year DHS appropriations bill without forcing the significant change necessary to secure the southern border is equally objectionable, even with some policy riders,” the letter continued.
“Simply put, no member of Congress should agree to fund a federal agency at war with his state and people. We have a moral obligation to protect our states, our nation, and, importantly, the migrant children getting abused from the disaster transpiring at our southern border,” Roy added. “No border security, no funding.”
Chip also said he is a “no” vote on the Continued Resolution to fund the government: “I will not vote for a CR. I will not help advance a CR in any way, shape, or form.”
In March, Chip Roy blasted Biden and compared the situation at the border to the Alamo and told members of Congress, “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.”
“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,” he exclaimed.
This comes after disturbing images emerged of armed cartel members, some wearing body armor, crossing the border.
“Law enforcement sources tell Fox that the three men were spotted on Saturday evening by cameras in the Fronton area and were seen carrying rifles and wearing body armor as they move through the brush,” Fox News reported earlier this week.
Fox added that Border Patrol agents were dispatched to the area, but the armed illegals were long since gone from the scene.