Rep. Chip Roy took President Joe Biden to task for “disregarding all of the concerns” of the country’s struggling small businesses by pushing for spending bills, massive raises to minimum wage pay, and several other kinds of action.
“They’re paying people more not to work than to work and crushing small businesses while enriching large corporations like Amazon,” the Texas Republican went on to say during an interview on Newsmax’s “National Report.” “(They) clearly don’t care about the will of the American people.”
Biden also, during the town hall, called for the investigation into the Jan. 6 incidents at the Capitol to continue, saying that he doesn’t “care if you think I’m Satan reincarnate, the fact is you can’t look at that television and say, nothing happened on the 6th,” and Roy said those comments show there is a “clearly a political process that’s going on.”
“You cannot in any way, shape, or form come to a different conclusion (after) what Nancy Pelosi did,” Roy said, making a reference to the speaker’s choice to veto Reps. Jim Jordan and Jim Banks appointments to the select committee investigating the problem.
“That’s a clear statement that she doesn’t want to have any kind of actual bipartisan effort to seek the truth,” Roy continued. “This is why, by the way, I and other Republicans opposed the establishment of this committee. My position all along has been that we have standing committees who have the power to go figure out the truth. Let’s start with the House Judiciary Committee, where we could call on the attorney general, but Jerry Nadler won’t do that.”
Republicans have been sending Attorney General Merrick Garland letters about the matter but haven’t gotten a response, “so let’s haul them in front of the committee,” said Roy.
He said he also favors working “backward” to come up with a solution by talking about the 530 Americans who have been arrested or charged with crimes in connection with Jan. 6.
“What were they charged with? Why were they charged” the congressman said. “How long have they been in jail … what kind of penalties are they facing. Lets’ go seek the truth no matter wherever it may lead and let’s work backward from the investigations that are currently underway that are resulting in Americans being put in jail.”
Currently, Rep. Liz Cheney allegedly a Republican though her actions seem to indicate otherwise, is still on the committee. Roy stated that she is “out of balance by siding with Pelosi and attacking fellow Republicans. ”
“I think that Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy put forth a good faith effort to put forward Republicans to go seek the truth,” he added. “Jim Jordan is the ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee, was the ranking member on the House Oversight Committee. Jim Banks, who was the chair of the RNC, he represents 140 Republicans in that regard. ”
Roy then made a comment about the current standoff happening between Texas House Democrats who fled the state to go to the nation’s capital to try and block a GOP-led vote on election reforms in their state.
“They are doing all of the things that the American people are tired of,” Roy pointed out. “They are seeing it in real-time. This is all political … you’re supposed to be in the Texas legislature at the state capitol in Austin, and you’re getting on a chartered plane to go fly to D.C. to hobnob with Kamala Harris, who, by the way, is supposed to be securing the border of the United States, and (she) doesn’t give a whit about that.”