Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) says that President Joe Biden should be impeached over his response — or lack thereof — to the ongoing migration crisis at the U.S.–Mexico border.
In particular, Roy was referring to recent developments out of Del Rio, Texas, where upwards of 10,000 illegal border crossings have taken place in just the last week, according to reports.
Roy’s comments on the situation came during an appearance on Fox News’ The Story on Thursday.
“This is happening right now, and this president does not care,” Roy said, according to Fox. “Article 4, Section 4 [of the U.S. Constitution] guarantees us a republican form of government and that the president and the federal government is supposed to protect us from invasion.”
Roy said that, since Biden is not doing this, he is engaging in impeachable activity. He even suggested that border state leaders like Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) ought to start “disregarding” Biden.
“Not only is it impeachable, but I believe that the governor of Texas ought to start disregarding this president and start taking into our own hands in Texas the need to secure the border of the United States for the welfare of the people,” Roy said, according to Fox.
“Not just us, but the migrants getting abused in the name — in the false name of compassion by Democrats who like to pat themselves on the back,” the GOP congressman added.
“The reason they’re here”
According to the latest reporting, scores of migrants are currently gathering under the U.S. side of the International Del Rio Bridge. There, they’re said to be waiting for border agents to detain them, process them, and release them into the United States.
It’s a situation that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is blaming on a “political decision” by the Biden administration.
“The reason they’re here is simple,” Cruz said in a Thursday tweet. “Eight days ago, the Biden administration made a political decision, a political decision to cancel deportation flights to Haiti. They did that on September 8. Eight days later, these numbers appear.”
In response to the surge, the White House has said it will resume these flights. Beginning on Sunday, as many as five to eight deportation flights will take place each day, officials said.
The Biden administration has also shut down border checkpoints in the Loredo and Del Rio sectors in order to divert resources to deal with this ongoing surge. But will it be enough? Only time will tell.