Rep. Chip Roy Challenges Trump’s Border Closure Claims on House Floor 🚧
In a pointed House floor speech, Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) countered former President Trump’s assertion that a president could single-handedly seal the southern border. Trump’s stance, shared via social media, emerged as House Republicans dismissed a Senate border security bill, arguing that President Biden should use executive powers to halt all migrant entries into the U.S.
Roy emphasized, “We can’t simply defer to the notion that a president can unilaterally secure the border.” He highlighted the influx of millions of migrants during Trump’s tenure from 2017 to 2020, challenging the feasibility of Trump’s recent proposition. However, Roy acknowledged the efforts of the Trump administration in enhancing border security, crediting the team for their initiatives, including the implementation of the Migrant Protection Protocols with Mexico’s cooperation.
The day also saw an unexpected twist with the failure of a House motion to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, further complicated by unexpected votes from both Republican and Democratic representatives.
In the wake of these developments, Roy called upon his fellow Republicans to maintain their focus on border security measures, asserting the party’s commitment to this cause. “We must remain united in our strategy to fortify the border,” he declared, signaling a continued push for stringent border policies in the current Congress and beyond, with hopes pinned on a Republican victory in the upcoming presidential election.