Rep. Roy: 'The White House Press Secretary Lies on a Daily Basis to the American People'

By Michael W. Chapman | September 24, 2021 | 10:30am EDT
House Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas).  (Getty Images)
House Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas). (Getty Images)

(CNS News) -- Conservative House Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) criticized the selective compassion of Democrats over the border crisis, and denounced the White House for "lying" about border patrol agents whipping illegal immigrants. He stressed, "The White House press secretary lies on a daily basis to the American people."

In reference to Hispanic border patrol agents, Roy said on the House floor, "There are a whole lot of brown people who work for the Border Patrol who are feeling pretty darn unappreciated right now, when the White House press secretary lies to the American people."

"The White House press secretary lies on a daily basis to the American people," said Roy. 

He continued, "Lie number one, perpetuating the lie that Border Patrol was whipping migrants. It's a lie, and it's being repeated by my colleagues on the other side of the aisle."

"It is a lie," he repeated.  "The president of the United States, and those in charge of the press secretary, are countenancing this lie about Border Patrol. 

A United States Border Patrol agent tells a Haitian migrant to return to Mexico on the banks of the Rio Grande near the Acuna Del Rio International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas on September 19, 2021. (Getty Images)
A United States Border Patrol agent tells a Haitian migrant to return to Mexico on the banks of the Rio Grande near the Acuna Del Rio International Bridge in Del Rio, Texas on September 19, 2021. (Getty Images)

In earlier remarks, Roy said, "The vast majority of my colleagues on the other side of aisle have not found their way" down to the U.S.-Mexico border. "Of course, one of my colleagues, the gentle lady from New York, a couple years ago somewhat famously found her way down to the border to decry, quote, 'kids in cages.' Where is that colleague today?"

Roy was referencing House Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who is a "democratic socialist." 

"Where is the concern for the little girls whose leg has been branded, burned by cartels?" said Roy. "Where's the concern for the 89 dead migrants' bodies found in Brooks County, Texas? 89, where's the concern? "

At a press conference today, President Joe Biden, in reference to Border Patrol, said, "To see people being treated like they did, horses running them over, people being strapped. It's outrageous. I promise you, those people will pay. There will be an investigation -- underway right now -- and there will be consequences. There will be consequences."

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