GOP Lawmaker Who Vowed To Create Chaos Until The Next Election Goes On Angry Tirade Against Masks On The House Floor
Rep.Chip Roy (R-TX), who was captured on video saying he wants “18 more months of chaos and the inability to get stuff done” in Washington in order to help his party flip the House and Senate in 2022, launched into an extended tirade on the House floor on Wednesday morning, calling for the House to “shut down” in response to a reinstated requirement that members wear masks while in the Chamber.
“We have a crisis at our border and we’re playing footsie with mask mandates in the people’s house,” Roy ranted. “It’s absolutely absurd what this body is doing. It’s an embarrassment, a mockery, and the American people are fed up, they want to go back to life, they want to go back to business, they want to go back to school without their children being forced to wear masks (and) put in the corner (because they) have mental health issues, and we’re running around here, and the speaker comes down here at 10 o’clock in the morning saying we’ve got to wear masks, in the people’s House. When we’ve got thousands of people coming across our border, and Democrats don’t do a darn thing about it, heavily infected with COVID.”
He wasn’t done: “We are absolutely sick and tired of this, and so are the American people. This sham of an institution is doing nothing for the American people, nothing for the betterment of the people that sent their representatives here,” Roy added. “Which is it, vaccines or masks? Do the vaccines work or they don’t work? Do the masks work or they don’t work? I’d like to know which it is. I’d like Dr. Fauci to come down and answer a single question about natural immunity. You’ve been infected with the virus, you have immunity. …Or are they just going to go around poking people, saying you must take a vaccine? Oh but sorry the vaccine doesn’t work, you must wear a mask. This institution is a sham, and we should adjourn and shut this place down,” he said.
Roy’s tirade came shortly after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy a “moron” for opposing the congressional mask mandate, and Colorado Republican Congressman Lauren Boebert reportedly threw a mask back at a floor staffer who tried to give her one.
It also came a day after three House Republicans announced a lawsuit against Speaker Nancy Pelosi for levying fines against them for refusing to wear masks previously.
Roy’s speech drew applause from Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, one of the plaintiffs in the mask lawsuit against Pelosi.
Watch Roy’s speech and check out some reactions below.
Of course he would like to adjourn and shut it down. His goal is to continue to block legislative priorities hoping that the GOP can take back control of Congress in 2022…only 16 more months now Chip
— 𝓜𝒶ѕҜ'𝒹_ⓕ𝔼ｍ (@FemAnon1312) July 28, 2021
Next he will say: “We gotta wear pants? In the peoples’ house…? This institution is a sham! And we should adjourn and shut this place down!"
— Miguel (@mgonzales0610) July 28, 2021
How about getting outraged about finding out who organized and funded the January 6 Insurrection instead? Wearing a mask is no big deal, kids wear them without even hesitating… Telly.
— Myandra's Mesmeric 🦁 Merciful Graceless Lady (@naughtywriter2) July 28, 2021
Mr. Roy slept through science class. Dr. Fauci was in TV LAST NIGHT & explained the problem with the delta variant. It’s not “either/or” it’s do BOTH to help stop the spread of the virus. But he can’t grasp new information.
— LIFE IS 2 SHORT 4 STUPID PEOPLE. (@ShaunaBeeBee) July 28, 2021
House Republicans who are unmasked on the House floor right now:
– Marjorie Taylor Greene $$$
– Lauren Boebert $$
– Andy Biggs $
– Chip Roy $$$
$ = faces a warning
$$ = faces $500 fine
$$$ = faces $2,500 fine
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) July 28, 2021
Please present the plethora of peer reviewed research you've done on the novel virus and pandemic we are still in the midst of…all that lab work you've shoehorned into your already exhausting days of meeting with lobbyists… oh yeah…don't have any ? that's what we thought…
— zenyattamondatta (@zenyatamond8a) July 28, 2021
He went a little too deep when he shaved his head.
— charlie (@TheOldOlaf) July 28, 2021
Masks vs Rioters in the people’s house? Hmmm. I’d take masks any day of the week. How many rioters did he hide from?
— marilyn rutledge (@cozysbaby) July 28, 2021
Hey Chip Roy, you should wear a mask it would make you look less angry.
— 🇳🇱Rage Against The Machine—Oh Happy Days! (@baekeland) July 28, 2021
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