‘He’s a badass and he’s really listening about these dangerous orgs…’
(Ben Sellers, Liberty Headlines) The emerging socialist wing of the Democratic Party has received all the attention as its wave of foul-mouthed, poorly behaved freshman representatives dominate headlines with their radical—and infeasible—progressive vision for America.
However, newly elected Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, a former chief of staff for Sen. Ted Cruz, is out to show that the incoming Republicans are a force to be reckoned with as well.
Roy excoriated the “People’s House” Democrats for putting on a big show while doing nothing thus far to actually serve the needs of their constituents.
— Rep. Chip Roy (@RepChipRoy) January 30, 2019.
On Thursday, Roy posted a series of dispatches from the border on his Twitter page.
The mission—intended to underscore, in real time, the very serious crisis and “to get the truth about what’s happening” in the Rio Grande Valley—deployed the hashtags
#PelosiDoesntCare and #DemocratsDontCare.
.@speakerpelosi continually refuses to do her job and face the facts about the humanitarian crisis at our border. I’m on my way to get an update from the border patrol on the front lines. All the political theater makes one thing clear: #PelosiDoesntCare pic.twitter.com/S708dU1CXx
— Rep. Chip Roy (@RepChipRoy) January 31, 2019
Along the way, he shared a story from The Hill about border officers having made the largest fentanyl seizure ever last Saturday at an Arizona port of entry.
He also met up with Brandon Darby, the director of Breitbart’s Border and Cartel Chronicles projects, who spends his days interviewing migrants forced into indentured servitude by drug cartels while attempting to cross through cartel territory.
On the border in RGV with @ChipRoyTX guiding him on his unannounced border inspection of Gulf Cartel and Los Zetas territories. He’s a badass and he’s really listening about these dangerous orgs. pic.twitter.com/PgOnOTqLRt
— Brandon Darby (@brandondarby) January 31, 2019
While media, such as CNN’s Jim Acosta, have attempted to portray illegal immigration as a non-issue by passively going during daylight hours to secured areas, Roy took the other approach, going directly into the cartel paths, unannounced, to get an accurate snapshot of the issue.
On Thursday evening, he visited McAllen, an unsecured part of the Texas border, where he witnessed hundreds of crossings and captured a short video of the steady stream of migrants with nothing stopping them from entering.
Just another night on the Texas “secured” Border… in McAllen. McAllen area lacks necessary fencing, technology, and infrastructure.. while cartels exploit asylum for profit… So far over 700 and counting – of whom I’ve seen well over 100… cc: @RepDanCrenshaw pic.twitter.com/lSjO1j1zAX
— Rep. Chip Roy (@RepChipRoy) February 1, 2019