A top Republican asked one question that could doom Trump to defeat in 2024
The Republican Party has a major problem on its hands.
Conservatives hope it gets fixed quickly.
And a top Republican asked one question that could doom Trump to defeat in 2024.
The New Speaker of the House continued the pattern of GOP Congressional leaders following the path of least resistance and caving into Democrats on spending fights.
Johnson used Democrat votes to ram a clean resolution through the House that funded the government at Pelosi/Schumer levels until January 2024.
When conservatives supported Johnson as the successor to Kevin McCarthy, they were promised a fight on spending and to secure the border.
Instead, Johnson punted the funding deadline in a move reminiscent of past failed GOP Speakers John Boehner, Paul Ryan, and Kevin McCarthy.
Texas Congressman Chip Roy was not happy in the least.
Roy took to the House floor and delivered a fiery one-hour speech taking his fellow Republicans to task for failing to live up to their promises to the American people.
“No more excuses. No more excuses from my colleagues on the other side of the aisle. But most importantly of all, no more excuses from my colleagues on this side of the aisle,” Roy began.
Roy acknowledged the rocky road Congress traveled this year but said that paled in comparison to the pain the American people felt as runaway spending spiked inflation and threatened the nation’s fiscal future.
“You know, we have had a tumultuous year of sorts, but in the eyes of the American people, they’ve been watching from afar wondering when this body, the people’s house, will stand up in defense of the people who send us here. When are we going to do what we said we would do? When are we going to stand up for it and stop the reckless spending that is bankrupting a country that can no longer issue debt without having Moody’s downgrade our rating?” Roy added.
Roy blasted Johnson and GOP leadership for continuing business as usual and keeping the big government gravy train humming along instead of fighting to bring the country’s books into balance.
“That’s the way this town operates. Slush funds, backroom deals. Continuing to spend money we don’t have. I’m sick and tired of it. I didn’t come here for second place. I didn’t come here for more excuses,” Roy continued.
He warned that unless the GOP changed course there would be no reason for conservatives to turn out and vote next year as Republican leadership delivered results that were no different than Democrats.
“One thing I want my Republican colleagues to give me one thing, one that I can go campaign on and say we did. One!” he fumed. Roy then urged any other Republican in the chamber to come to the floor and “explain to me one material meaningful, significant thing the Republican majority has done,” Roy concluded.
Chip Roy is fired up: “I want my Republican colleagues to give me one thing that I can go campaign on and say we did. Come explain to me one meaningful, significant thing the Republican majority has done.”pic.twitter.com/x9rWhl4aaN
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) November 15, 2023