(USA Features) Texas GOP Rep. Chip Roy has doubled down on a vow to oppose President Joe Biden’s agenda after a video of him making a similar appeal to fellow Republicans was leaked online.
Roy responded Wednesday after making comments, which were recorded without his knowledge, about his the goal of Republicans is to completely obstruct Biden’s leftist agenda until the 2022 midterms so they can win back control of one or both chambers of Congress.
He went on to tell Fox News that he will do everything in his power to stop the “radical left” and “weak Republicans.”
“For the next 18 months, Republicans’ job is to do everything that we can to slow down and block the Democrats’ radical agenda, and then win the majority and lead,” Roy said.
“I am in favor of anything that slows down and halts radical leftist legislation, including chaotic negotiations like Biden’s incoherent infrastructure dialogue that left all parties confused,” he added.
“I do not apologize one bit for pushing back against the leftist mob that seeks to destroy America from within,” Roy stressed.
“I am proud of this country, not embarrassed by it, and I will obstruct the agenda of those that are with everything I’ve got,” he added.
Roy’s remarks come as the president attempts to seal a deal with Senate Republicans for an approximately $1 trillion infrastructure plan that many conservative lawmakers have opposed for its lavish spending on unrelated items.
His original comments were recorded during a June 29 event on Capitol Hill and posted on Twitter by Democratic operative Lauren Windsor, which caused pushback on social media. At one point, Roy indicated he was happy that there was disagreement among Democrats about the type of infrastructure bill that is being sought.
“I actually say ‘Thank you, Lord – 18 more months of chaos and the inability to get stuff done,'” Roy said. “That’s what we want.”
Democrats are using Roy’s comments to push Biden to abandon bipartisanship and let the party move forward with its slim majorities in the House and Senate without any GOP support via reconciliation processes.
Roy went on to blast the “swamp press” in Washington, D.C., as well as moderate members of his party.
“As shocking as this may be to some, I am not, nor have I ever been a leftist,” Roy said. “Therefore, I oppose leftist policies.
“Nor have I ever been a Republican who runs as a conservative but then sells the watered-down version of the leftist as ‘the best we can do.’ It is not,” he added.