Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy raged on the House floor Wednesday over Congress’s focus on mask mandates while ignoring the illegal immigration crisis on the Southern border:
REP. CHIP ROY: What we’re seeing on the border is an absolute travesty, and yet my colleagues on the other side of the aisle are going to do nothing about that today, even as we see people coming across the border who are testing positive for COVID.
We have a hotel in La Hoya, Texas that is literally filled right now with individuals who are heavily testing positive for COVID…
We have a crisis at our border and we are playing footsie with mask mandates in the people’s house.
It’s absolutely absurd what this body is doing, the people’s house. 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, to be put in the corner, to have mental health issues.
And we’re running around here and the Speaker comes down here at 10:00 in the morning saying we gotta wear masks in the people’s house?
While we have thousands of people pouring across our border and Democrats don’t do a darn thing about it, heavily infected with COVID… We are absolutely sick and tired of it 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 send their representatives here. I just met this morning with an organization that tries to take care of people from human trafficking, met with an elected official from Mexico, while cartels are raping and pillaging and killing.
And we have people infected with COVID coming through our southern border into Texas and you all put masks, masks up front here, here in the people’s house?
We can’t come to the floor, I can’t execute my Constitutional duty unless I wea r amask. Which is it, vaccines or mask? Do the vaccines work or don’t work? Do the masks work or don’t work? I’d like Fauci to come down here and answer a single question about natural immunity. Or are they just going to go around poking people saying you must take a vaccine, but oops the vaccine doesn’t work, you must wear a mask…
This institution is a sham and we should adjourn and shut this place down.