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Rep. Chip Roy will be keeping the House up all night in a demand for 'border crisis' money

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 15: U.S. Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) listens during a House Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee hearing on confronting white supremacy at the U.S. Capitol on May 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. During the hearing, subcommittee members and witnesses discussed the impact on the communities most victimized and targeted by white supremacists. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Not acceptable: Disaster relief to American citizens. Acceptable: $4.5 billion in additional ‘border’ funding because Donald Trump said he wanted it. Your Republican Party, America.

In what appears to be a devoted effort to irritate everyone else in Congress for no practical gain, Republican Rep. Chip Roy is seeking to delay the House’s current appropriations bill by … unconventional means.

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Roy, a former aide to Sen. Ted Cruz, previously single-handedly held up the already-delayed recent House disaster relief bill by objecting to a motion to approve the bill by unanimous consent before the Memorial Day recess. After subsequent identical objections by Reps. Tom Massie and John Rose, the bill was delayed until the return of the full House.

On Twitter, Roy tied these new delaying efforts to a demand to “vote immediately on resources & measures” to end the Trump-promoted border “crisis.” He had previously moved to adjourn the House because they were not voting for Trump’s requested $4.5 billion in additional border funds.

Some Republicans are more committed to Trump’s xenophobic election ploys than others. Chip Roy? Oh, he’s committed.


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