Rep. Chip Roy pulled no punches on Tuesday while discussing the current failure theater making its way through the House of Representatives. As RedState reported, Rep. Matt Gaetz filed a motion to vacate against Speaker Kevin McCarthy. That fight is underway on the House floor at this moment, where Democrats are looking to join a small group of Republicans to oust McCarthy. What would happen next is completely unclear, as it appears those running this gambit have no plan whatsoever.
Roy has sided with McCarthy for obvious reasons. Namely, since there is no plan, ousting the Speaker and opening the door for total chaos in the middle of an impeachment inquiry is objectively self-destructive. There isn’t much point in fighting if you are benefiting your enemy. To the extent that Joe Biden can process what’s happening, he has to be filled with glee at what’s occurring.
That brings me to Roy’s latest comments. Some have called him a “RINO” for daring to not hand Democrats such a major win, and he’s done with it.
Rep. Chip Roy GOES OFF with @SteveDeaceShow on the House GOP Speaker fight: “You want to come at me and call me a RINO? You can kiss my a**! I’m standing up for this country every day.” pic.twitter.com/Vh2Dsb8W7x
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) October 3, 2023
ROY: I would also argue that some of our brothers and sisters, particularly in the MAGA camp, I think, particularly enjoy circular firing squads. You want to come at me and call me a RINO, you can kiss my ***. Look, I’ve spent a lifetime fighting for limited government and conservative. I have laid it all on the line. I have not seen my family but two days in the last 30 days. You go around talking your big game and thumping your chests on Twitter, yeah, come to my office and come have a debate mother.
You know why? Because I’m standing up for this country every single day. And Steve, I’m not going to give up, I’m not going to go to a nunnery because **** it. There were people who were buried over in Normandy who deserve us to stand up for what they fought for. That’s what I’m going to do. And all of you ******** out there who are out there saying what you’re saying on social media, you stick it. I’m going to go down to the floor and do my job, and I’m gonna stand up for the people who fought for this country, and I’m going to do it the way I think is right for the people that I represent. That’s what I think.
The disconnect here is simple. Some in the party value social media clout over actually trying to garner tangible wins. “But he fights” has become the rallying cry of a wing of the party that would rather lose continually than operate with any sense of strategy. There is no reality where McCarthy is removed as Speaker and Democrats don’t end up the big winners. It is not “fighting” to run headlong into a buzzsaw in exchange for cable news hits.
Frankly, I’m sick of the Republican Party. I’m tired of the failure theater. I’m tired of the most incompetent among us being rewarded while those who actually get things done are maligned. We deserve to lose.