Chip Roy blasts over $1.7t spending bill in fiery speech: ‘Destroy America’

Rope. Chip Roy on Friday blasted the process that forces a quick vote on a $1.7 trillion bill that no one has read, saying the Democratic drug job is ruining the country.

“We’re spending money we don’t have,” the Texas Republican said Friday morning on the House floor. “Go home and sell your projects, go home and talk about all the pork you’re bringing home. But you’re destroying America, absolutely destroying this body.”

Roy offered several amendments to the mammoth spending bill, none of which were allowed as Democratic leaders pushed for a vote at noon on Friday. Roy mocked Democrats who said Republicans refused to negotiate with Democrats as the process moved quickly in recent days.

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Rope.  Chip Roy, R-Texas, tore into the process forcing a vote on a $1.7 trillion bill that no one has had time to read.  (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Rope. Chip Roy, R-Texas, tore into the process forcing a vote on a $1.7 trillion bill that no one has had time to read. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)
(Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

“Which table is the gentleman referring to?” Roy asked. “Which table does he want us to come and sit down and negotiate? It’s not this table. I don’t have the power to offer an amendment on the floor of the House of Representatives, even though I’ve been elected by 750,000 Texans.”

“Not one amendment has been offered on the floor of this body since May 2016 in open debate,” he said.

“Everything the American people are watching right now is a complete sham,” Roy added. “It’s a fraud, a fraud being perpetrated on the American people right before their eyes, right as we head into Christmas.”

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Rope.  Chip Roy, R-Texas, accused lawmakers of shirking their duty by expanding federal spending to the point that it has created crippling inflation in the U.S.

Rope. Chip Roy, R-Texas, accused lawmakers of shirking their duty by expanding federal spending to the point that it has created crippling inflation in the U.S.
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Roy blasted the 18 Senate Republicans who supported the bill this week.

“We had 18 Republicans join Democrats in the Senate, get on their nice airplanes and go home, and we’re sitting here trying to do the people’s work, not spend money we don’t have, not run up more inflation, not have 7,500 earmarks for $16 billion for alt-right projects in this country,” he said.

Roy said parliament lawmakers are also more worried about going away for Christmas than writing a more sensible bill.

“They were more anxious to catch their flights for Christmas, they came to me and said ‘we can’t be here over Christmas.’ Well why the hell not?” he said.

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Roy accused Senate Republicans of siding with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to pass a giant spending bill this week.

Roy accused Senate Republicans of siding with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to pass a giant spending bill this week.
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Roy is also passionate about the idea that more than half of the members of the House voting today may already be home for Christmas. Most lawmakers requested proxy voting today, allowing them to cite concerns about covid as a reason to vote remotely.

But Roy hinted that most members will vote remotely just to get a jump on the holiday.

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“Half of this body won’t even be here,” he said. “And they’re lying, they’re lying on forms saying they’re voting by proxy for COVID, and that’s a lie.”

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