Chip Roy, the Republican nominee for the 21st congressional district in Texas has a message for liberal donors funneling money against his opponent.
“You can’t mess with Texas with money from Hollywood and New York.”
Joining the Todd Starnes Show Monday to discuss his campaign and border security, Roy called for Americans to remember that it is ok to agree to disagree.
“Let Texas be Texas, let California be California and let’s stop trying to solve everything in Washington with top down solutions,” he said.
Roy, a former staffer for Senator Ted Cruz and Rick Perry said that the people he had worked for all had a “consistent view of belief in our Constitution and the rule of law, and [sic] of Federalism and why that matters.”
“It will never harm you and it will only do good for the country and for the cause if you stand up on principle,” Roy said. “And I watched Governor Perry do that on behalf of Texas, I saw Senator Cruz do that on the floor of the United States Senate.”
The Texas candidate told Fox Radio’s Starnes that he is a “strong conservative” and is “running as a conservative unapologetically” and that he was endorsing Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan for Speaker of the House.
The former Hill staffer praised President Trump’s decision to send 5,000 troops to the southern border to assist in securing it as a caravan of migrants from Central America makes its way there.
“I think the White House is properly gauging the situation with respect to the caravan, ensuring that we have what we need at the border to make sure we don’t have people coming unlawfully across our border,” he said. “Obviously we have to recognize these are human beings…and they’re getting caught up in this politically motivated exercise.”
Roy emphasized that ensuring that people enter the country legally is “better for our country” and is better for immigrants that he said are in danger from cartels.
“We will welcome you in open arms if you follow our law for people who are truly persecuted,” the candidate said. “[People] want our laws enforced, they want control of our borders, and it is not remotely connected to race. It has everything to do with making sure we have a secure country, and the rule of law is followed.”