Chip Roy Responds To Wall Street Journal Article Criticizing Republicans

Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) recently responded to a Wall Street Journal editorial piece called “The GOP Isolationist Caucus.”

The article from the Wall Street Journal stated that Roy and 13 other House Republicans opposed four of the bills that passed the House on April 20, 2024.

The outlet’s editorial board, which referred to the list of the 14 GOP lawmakers as “the dishonor roll,” claimed that the U.S. and the Republican Party “dodged a geopolitical disaster on Saturday with the House passage of military aid to allies in Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific.”

“’Opinion — The GOP anti-open borders, anti-debt, & anti-Hamas caucus.’ Fixed it for you… but you won’t care because you are fine with (unpaid for) war & cheap labor (on the welfare state), Americans be damned,” Roy wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.

“For months, House Republicans — specifically, Speaker Mike Johnson — have been unequivocal that we would not send billions in additional aid to Ukraine without securing our own border first,” Roy said in a statement about the votes.

“This package represents a complete reversal of a position that previously unified the Republican conference, despite the clear and present danger the southern border represents to U.S. national security,” he added.

In the statement, Roy said he voted against legislation relating to Israel aid because “the Israel aid package was paired to gain Democrat support with over $9 billion in humanitarian aid to Gaza and other areas, which will certainly and inevitably find its way into the hands of Hamas — effectively funding both sides of the war and undermining Israel.”

Johnson’s decision to support the massive foreign aid package prompted backlash from House Republicans.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) recently introduced a motion to vacate Johnson from the speakership over his handling of Ukraine aid and government spending. The measure has garnered the support of Reps. Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Paul Gosar (R-AZ).

Greene has warned that her motion is “coming regardless of what Mike Johnson decides to do.”

“Mike Johnson’s Speakership is over. He needs to do the right thing to resign and allow us to move forward in a controlled process, and if he doesn’t do so, he will be vacated,” the Georgia congresswoman said.

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