Texas Rep. Chip Roy (R) wants to make himself very clear: “Texans are done” with Biden’s border policies.
“From the beginning of this process, I’ve vowed to defend the 750,000 Texans I represent by refusing to fund a DHS that is not doing its job to secure the border. Why would we sign another check to DHS to continue to not do its job?” said Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas.
“If the Senate and the president continue open border policies, then the House will not move a DHS appropriations bill. Texans are done. We are over it. No matter what happens before this is all over, border security needs to get done, period, full stop – no security, no funding.”
According to Fox News Digital, conservative Rules Committee members won’t fund the DHS unless their plan, H.R. 2, is funded and implemented.
Rep. Nick Langworthy, R-N.Y., said, “If the measures in H.R. 2 were to pass during the appropriations process, they would immediately reverse the Biden administration’s worst immigration policy decisions and begin to lighten the burden crushing upstate New Yorkers.”
“The inclusion of H.R. 2 is absolutely necessary. What’s happening at our southern border right now is worse than a crisis – it’s a complete catastrophe being ignored by the entire Biden administration,” said Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C. “All that I can do is support and pass the most conservative border legislation possible. Now, the ball is in Joe Biden’s court.”
Democrats are accusing the GOP members of “extortion.”
“It’s extorting the Senate into agreeing with you, [as] well as the president, every line of a bill that you have adopted on a party-line basis. I don’t understand how that’s regular order,” Rep. Joe Neguse (D-CO) said.
But it’s not extortion —just an old Democrat tactic.
“I would remind my friend that’s precisely what the Democrats did when they passed the bipartisan infrastructure bill; they said they would not send it over from the Senate in this body until the reconciliation bill was passed,” Chairman Tom Cole (R-OK) said.
More over at Fox News:
"Texans are done. We are over it. No matter what happens before this is all over, border security needs to get done, period, full stop – no security, no funding."
— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) September 26, 2023