U.S. Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) Gives Blunt Warning to Establishment Republicans

Written by David E. Smith

The U.S. Congress is back in Washington D.C. after its August recess. Funding the swamp is front and center on the agenda, with current appropriations set to expire September 30.

The U.S. House Freedom Caucus has made it perfectly clear: they will not support extending the existing budget unless it includes the U.S. House-passed border security bill and makes reforms to the Justice Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Pentagon.

In the video interview below, U.S. Representative Chip Roy (R-TX) acknowledged that lawmakers are facing tough questions. Back in February, Roy warned fellow Republicans that they are “on the verge of extinction” if it does not change their course. He specifically criticized the party’s leaders for their willingness to compromise with Democrats on issues such as immigration and gun control.

As an outspoken member of the Freedom Caucus, Roy said that Republicans need to “stand up for our principles” and “fight for what we believe in.” He also called on the party to “stop listening to the consultants and the special interests” and “start listening to the people.”

During this recent interview at the Capitol you can hear his growing frustration with some of his colleagues, especially Republicans over in the U.S. Senate asking: “Why would I fund [abortion tourism]; why would I fund transgender surgeries; why would I fund the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion offices that are dividing the Pentagon?”