To say that the Texas GOP legislator from the liberal stronghold of Austin just napalmed both the Dems and RINOs in the US Congress would be an understatement of monumental proportions.
On a personal note, I was unfamiliar with Rep. Roy until I saw his testimony today before the House Oversight Committee hearing, provocatively titled: “The Trump Administration’s Child Separation Policy: Substantiated Allegations of Mistreatment.”
Brother, did I get an education.
Without naming names, he tore directly into the legacies of both Presidents Bush, the Establishment GOP, and just about every Democrat from Bill Clinton to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
As the CNSNews.com news portal reported (emphasis mine);
The congressman read the first-hand account of a Border Patrol agent named Sergio who was born in Texas and worked hard labor on a farm to support himself while his mother remained in Mexico before he joined the military and became a Border Patrol agent.
Sergio wrote the following in an article that appeared on July 5:
‘The last thing this son of Mexican immigrants expected was to be compared to Nazis by America’s elite for serving his nation and protecting our dangerous border.’ He said, ‘our agents are just completely overwhelmed. They are exhausted. Not only are they exhausted out in the field, exhausted inside the station’s processing. They are exhausted by all of the rhetoric that’s coming down through the media and this Congress. Our own congressional leaders are vilifying our leaders.
There will be another daring rescue, another small caravan of over 1,000 individuals to deal with and try to fit into an already overcrowded facility. There will be another set of individuals or kids requiring medical attention, which the agents will tend to, but now with comments such as these, the Border Patrol agent must go home and hear about how their families have also heard those comments depicting mom or dad as a murderer of kids and their parents, how mom or dad are running gas chambers to kill all the illegal immigrants.
Roy said Republicans and Democrats have failed.
“The GOP all too often want to stand at the Rio Grande with a no trespassing sign,” the congressman said, “and with a help wanted sign in the other.”
“Meanwhile, my Democrat colleagues prefer to stand in front of chain link fences next to an empty parking lot while making up hyperbole for clicks, Twitter followers and cynical politics,” he said.
Roy proposed the solution to the problem is to “take out the cartels, recognize that they’re terrorist organizations, fix our asylum laws to be welcoming but not tragically abused by cartels, end catch and release, and give ICE the resources to do their jobs.”
“It is time for action. This Texan is not going to sit by and watch his state and Texas communities get overrun and abused because the cowards of the swamp sit idly by and cynically fail to do their job,” Roy concluded.
Suffice it to say that I was so thoroughly impressed, I fully intend to donate to his re-election campaign, in spite of the fact that not only am I not a resident of his congressional district, I’m not even a resident of the Lone Star State.
I wish he was ours.