Rep. Chip Roy: Stop Funding Government
‘We’re Being Invaded’
The United States is currently under “invasion” at its southern border, according to Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), who called to reject funding a government that refuses to secure the border, pass his discharge petition to preserve the policy that helps border officials regulate the inflow of illegal immigration, and have the Lone Star State “stand up” in the fight to protect the border.
Claiming the establishment in Washington “doesn’t like to sign discharge petitions,” Rep. Chip Roy, appearing on the Dana Show with Dana Loesch Wednesday, first suggested that with another six to eight Democrats joining, enough signatures could be garnered to allow for moving a bill on the House floor.
“We’re being INVADED, and we should treat it as such.”
Rep. Roy lays out a 3-pronged plan to secure our southern border:
1) Pass his Title 42 discharge petition
2) Stop funding a govt refusing to do its job
3) Texas MUST stand up and DEFEND ITSELF
— Rep. Chip Roy Press Office (@RepChipRoy) April 5, 2022
In general, “the Speaker sets the agenda and that means the Speaker decides what comes up on the floor,” he said.
However, he noted an exception.
“Two hundred eighteen signatures on a discharge petition to move a bill means we can move a bill on the floor,” he said. “So we need six, seven, [or] eight Democrats to join us to get up to 218 signatures.”
“And so the media should ask every Democrat: ‘Why won’t you sign this discharge petition?’” he said.
The Texas Republican also called to stop funding the government.
“[On] September 30, the government funding runs out,” he said. “Well, we’ve got now five and a half months and we should fight and say, ‘Do not fund a government that refuses to secure the border.’”
“Let’s have that fight,” he added, though sensing Republicans would “run away” from the notion.
According to Rep. Roy, a shutdown is most appropriate under current circumstances.
“Stop funding a government that is not doing its job and that is taking away your [liberty],” he said. “You’re funding the government that’s targeting DOJ, targeting parents who go to a school board and complain, and you’re funding a DHS that refuses to secure the border.”
“Don’t do that,” he added.
He also suggested Texas “do more.”
“Governor [Greg] Abbott has done a lot in terms of DPS [Department of Public Safety] and there’s $3 billion in funding and we’ve got DPS guys down there helping or building some fence — that’s all good,” he said. “But it’s slow and it’s not for the times.”
“The times dictate that we need to actually go down there and do our own work as Texans to secure the border,” he added. “Under the Constitution of the United States, we’re being invaded and we should treat it as such.”
The Texas congressman described the situation as an “emergency.”
“Our ranches, livestock, people, drugs, cartels, danger… the body trailers down in South Texas — we need to stop that and we need to stop it now because we’re being invaded,” he said.
Highlighting the dangers of cartels and narcotics posed to Texans, Rep. Roy claimed the Constitution allows for the people to “stand up” and do their part to stop the “invasion.”
Header featured image (edited) credit: Rep. Roy/Greg Nash-Pool/Getty Images
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