Chip Roy Slams Republicans for ‘Dropping the Ball’ When Trump Was in Office

[Photo Credit: By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America - Chip Roy, CC BY-SA 2.0,]

Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) gave a scathing speech on Tuesday, criticizing Republicans for not effectively securing the border during their time in control of Congress under former President Donald Trump.

Responding to the announcement that Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) will be stepping down from the House on March 22, further reducing the Republican majority, Roy said the following:

“We had another member of Congress resign today. So now I’ll be told, ‘Chip, we only have a one-seat majority or two-seat majority.’ I don’t even know what it is anymore.”

“Let me ask the question, does it matter? In 2018, we had the House, we had the Senate, we had the White House, and we had a bigger majority than we have today, and we utterly failed to secure the border.” he continued.

“Totally dropped the ball. Didn’t do it. Why? I remember why! They would say, “Chip, we don’t have 60 votes in the Senate.” Let me be very clear to the American people back home, there is always an excuse for why those who campaign to come to this town fail to deliver. Always.” Roy concluded.

Buck’s recent announcement caught many in the Republican Party off guard, including House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), who stated he was not given advance notice of Buck’s intentions.

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