Rep. Chip Roy Says Congress Should Stop Funding DHS Until Border Resolution

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( – On Wednesday, August 16, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) expressed his strong opposition during an interview regarding the continued funding of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

Speaking to KSEV radio’s Chris Salcedo, Roy emphasized that the GOP in the House should withhold funds for the Department of Homeland Security until the ongoing issues at the southern border are addressed. This reaction followed the suggestion by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy of a temporary continuing resolution to extend the upcoming government funding deadline of September 30, according to a report from Fox News.

For Roy and fellow conservative members of the House Freedom Caucus, McCarthy’s idea isn’t acceptable. They are pushing for Congress to reduce its spending to the levels seen before 2020, Fox News reported.

Roy stated his determination to oppose a continuing resolution of that nature, emphasizing that the GOP must challenge the current administration. He believes they should utilize financial means to bring about required policy modifications concerning the border.

Roy argued that the country needs to “take a strong stand” against supporting Mayorkas and that he should be impeached. He added that he believes Mayorkas’s entire department should be restricted until a real solution is reached on immigration.

Continued issues at the southern border have led to concerns about human trafficking and drug cartels. To counter the power of these cartels, the Biden administration has initiated measures such as cooperative law enforcement drives resulting in multiple arrests, and the imposition of sanctions on numerous cartel leaders and affiliates. Recently, sanctions were imposed on three members of cartels, according to Fox News.

The GOP has consistently argued for more aggressive measures, with some even suggesting military intervention against Mexican cartels. This stance was criticized by Mexico’s President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Additionally, in the 2024 election scene, candidate Will Hurd proposed considering cartels and smugglers in the same vein as terrorists.

In recent developments, López Obrador has criticized Texas Governor Greg Abbott for the state’s decision to deploy a floating barrier along the Rio Grande. This initiative is aimed at deterring migrants from risking the treacherous river crossing, but it has faced significant backlash from the Justice Department.

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