Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy attributes the current “mess” at the U.S.-Mexico border to former President Donald Trump. Roy highlights Trump’s choice of not participating in the Republican primary debates and commends Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for his exemplary leadership in the state. He asserts that Trump could have done more to secure the border and suggests that the situation would have been different if he had collaborated with conservatives to pass bills in 2018 and 2019.
According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the number of migrants stopped at the southern U.S. borders has surpassed 2.4 million in 2023, which is higher than the figures recorded in the previous two fiscal years. In a recent development, Roy expressed criticism towards Trump on Truth Social and inquired about the possibility of other Republicans running against him. However, it should be noted that the deadline for filing for the Texas primary election was December 11, which means that no other Republicans are eligible to run against Roy.
DeSantis and Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky, both Republicans, have expressed their support for Roy, emphasizing the importance of standing up for one’s beliefs and maintaining conservative values. It is worth noting that Roy has previously criticized Trump’s actions following the January 6 riots, indicating that this is not the first instance of disagreement between the two.
It looks like there won’t be any other Republicans running against Representative Chip Roy in the Texas primary. Roy is still firmly committed to his conservative views and ready to fight for what he believes in, even though Governor DeSantis and Rep. Massie have criticised him. Roy has already spoken out against what former President Trump did after the January 6 riots, so this criticism from within the Republican party is not new.
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