GOP Rep Chip Roy, of Texas rushes to Twitter on Easter weekend to defend his role in Donald Trump’s attempted coup after CNN reported Friday morning that he and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) were in constant contact for days with former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows attempting to figure out a way to steal the election from Joe Biden in order to keep Trump in power.
As previously reported by The Daily Boulder, the two lawmakers were aggressively pushing talking points from the White House in the hopes of derailing the will of the voters.
However, after realizing that the case being made by Trump’s legal team would not hold up to scrutiny, they decided to accept the inevitable: Trump had to vacate the White House.
Facing widespread backlash, Roy asserted on Friday that he did the right thing and was “acting in defense of the Constitution.”
“Been off social media this Good Friday, but apparently there’s quite a stir. I’ll say this once. No apologies for my private texts or public positions – to those on the left or right. I stand behind seeking truth, fighting nonsense, & then acting in defense of the Constitution,” Roy wrote on Twitter.
Naturally, Twitter users wasted no time to fire back and some urged the Texas lawmaker to “lawyer up” for impending legal troubles.
Check Roy’s tweet and some of the responses below:
Been off social media this Good Friday, but apparently there’s quite a stir. I’ll say this once. No apologies for my private texts or public positions – to those on the left or right. I stand behind seeking truth, fighting nonsense, & then acting in defense of the Constitution.
— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) April 15, 2022
If you "stand behind seeking truth", why "legal" in quotes? Or asking for facts vs "ammo". You encouraged a false narrative knowing that doing so would weaken our republic. Shame on you.
— Diana Stevens (@shatmymomsay) April 15, 2022
AMMO?!?!? WHAT DID YOU NEED AMMO FOR, CHIP????????
— Isabella McNone (@IsabellaMcnone) April 15, 2022
You better reread your texts Roy.
— Robert Ellingsworth (@BY1959) April 15, 2022
If no big deal, why are you even commenting about it? pic.twitter.com/m0K8gNfceh
— PushItRealGood (@PushReal) April 15, 2022
If you truly cared about defending the Constitution, you'd do something about yourself.
— Ashli Deserved It (@GreatReplacer) April 15, 2022
You weren’t defending the Constitution. You were betraying it. You didn’t like reality so you asked for help with a lie you wished were true.
— Marco D. Minpin (@MarcoDMinpin) April 15, 2022
Luckily there were a few true patriots who saved the Constitution from YOU!
— J (@jmsltd1) April 15, 2022
He added that "we're driving a stake in the heart of the federal republic" by trying to reject electors.
Clear and Concise Seditious Conspiracyhttps://t.co/7qohmNHaU6
— Bob Hunt (@BobHunt82610352) April 15, 2022
— JediSlasher 🇺🇸 🇺🇦 🦋 (@JediSlasher) April 15, 2022
I guess that “seeking truth” part was a lie.
— NancyP (@ndp409) April 15, 2022
Trolling for excuses to overturn an election is not standing for something, my dude. Its craven.
— Karyn (#PutinSucks) Baum (she/her) (@karynbaum) April 15, 2022
You were acting against the Constitution itself.
Better lawyer up, Chip.
— UtesBy5! 🇺🇦 🇺🇦 🇺🇦 (@TazioNuvolari37) April 15, 2022