(Luis Cornelio, Headline USA) Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, is not holding back in his criticism of staunch conservatives in the House of Representatives who are opposing a contentious stopgap proposal aimed at averting a government shutdown.
In a profanity-laden interview with Fox News, Roy unleashed a tirade against his fellow congressional colleagues who are demanding bigger cuts to the federal government’s spending. But Roy had none of it, going as far as calling their opposition “stupid.”
An unhinged Roy stated, “If a Republican opposes a 30-day, 8% cut to the non-defense, non-veteran federal government with the best border security bill we’ve ever had attached to it, I honestly don’t know what to say to my fellow Republicans other than you’re gonna eat a s— sandwich, and you probably deserve to eat it.”
Roy’s remarks came in response to his co-sponsorship of a proposal by the Freedom Caucus and Main Street Caucus, which seeks to fund the federal government while implementing an 8% cut in discretionary spending.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., has thrown his support behind this stopgap measure, urging Republicans to “amaze America one more time.” However, a growing number of conservatives within the GOP are voicing their opposition to the bill, with over a dozen members publicly expressing their concerns.
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“I’m an equal opportunity basher of stupid, and I think this is stupid,” Roy added in response to the dissenting lawmakers, which include GOP Reps. Matt Gaetz, Fla., Marjorie Taylor Greene, Ga., Bob Good, Va., and Anna Paulina Luna, Fla.
“We must recommit to implementing the conservative Republican policies that we ran on last year, including real spending cuts that take a step toward fiscal responsibility,” Good said in a lengthy Twitter post on Sept. 18.
The rift within the Republican Party is intensifying, as those opposing the measure cite concerns over the spending topline and appropriations. According to the Hill, GOP Reps. Ken Buck, Colo., Tony Gonzales, Texas, Nancy Mace, S.C., and Ralph Norman, S.C. are among those leaning toward a “no” vote.