Republican Rep. Chip Roy recently thwarted Nancy Pelosi and Democrats’ $19 billion-dollar relief package, while many lawmakers had already left Capitol Hill for the long weekend.
“If I do not object, Congress will have passed a bill with $19 billion without being here to vote on it,” said Roy, who noted that the legislation did not address the border crisis, or provide funding for President Trump’s planned barrier.”
In a later statement, Roy explained, “We should have had a vigorous debate and we should have a debate about why we’re not securing the border and why we’re spending money we don’t have.”
.@SpeakerPelosi tried to spend $19 billion without a vote after sending the entire House home for vacation. Conservative @RepChipRoy stayed in DC and objected to these shenanigans. Chip is a courageous warrior and we need more like him. pic.twitter.com/3PKU1QZnHD
— Jim DeMint (@JimDeMint) May 24, 2019
Conservatives agreed, and took to Twitter to praise Roy for his standing strong against Democrats and fighting for border security.
Thank you @RepChipRoy . You continue to be a true statesman and man of principle who actually follows the Constitution and represents his district. I am proud, grateful, and blessed to be a TX 21 constituent. If only we could clone you.
— Kris Held,MD (@kksheld) May 24, 2019
@chiproytx good job.
— DSNicol (@Dsnicol2) May 24, 2019
Thank you Chip
— Michael Tyrna (@MagaMikeT) May 24, 2019
👍Way to go, Chip!
— hicks136 (@hicks136) May 24, 2019
Thank you, @RepChipRoy. Well done!
Don’t mess with Texas!
— MissVivianaV (@MissVivianaV) May 24, 2019
Thank you, Chip. How dare Pelosi try to spend $18 billion of our hard earned taxpayer money. I am furious that she would try to sneak this by us.
— Elisabeth (@grizzlymamabear) May 24, 2019
Way to go @RepChipRoy!
— thebosslady (@avon58fan) May 24, 2019