A crisis on our southern border has been ongoing for years now, only getting worse when President Biden took office. Now, with the end of Title 42, the border crisis may escalate to the worse levels this nation has EVER seen. Texas Rep. Chip Roy tells Glenn that the state is ‘under siege.’ So, is Governor Greg Abbott doing enough? Rep. Roy and Glenn discuss what SHOULD be done to end this crisis NOW and how the rush of migrants into America could fundamentally change our country forever…
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GLENN: We have Chip Roy on with us.
Hello, Chip. How are you, sir?
SPEAKER ONE: Well, Glenn, our state is under siege. And I think the American people are (?) forcing Republicans to take action. But this administration is leaving us stranded.
GLENN: So I don't understand formative we were just talking about Abbott.
I sure would like Abbott to start leading a little bit more than he is. I know he is starting to ship everybody out from Texas to other states.
But that just hurts other states as well. This is an invasion. You can't have four hundred thousand people coming in every month.
And expect to keep your country. You can't. So --
SPEAKER ONE: There's something like 30,000 apprehensions over the last three days. Trying to get (?) a few folks down at the border. Giving me, you know, sort of the latest and greatest.
Or latest and most terrible. And what I'm hearing right now. Is the PBS and national guards folks. The are actually on the front line. Trying to turn away and hold people back. Jocular. Good.
SPEAKER ONE: While Border Patrol is especially (?) by basically kind of order of the DHS. So we've had this kind of flip, where it's actually Texas folks trying to keep them from crossing.
And Border Patrol pulled back to process.
GLENN: So we -- you're the second source we have on this now. So I believe we just had somebody else on. That that's the word they were if we go to.
And they believed it when they saw it. (?) so if you're if we go to that as well. Maybe then the governor (?) is taking charge of the border.
SPEAKER ONE: Well, look. I think it's all a tough call here. I do think the and DPS. Have been trying to throw everything they have (?) you're either striked over. And literally danger to turn away. And return people. And basically force your way in front of Border Patrol.
We don't have the resources. We don't have enough people. We don't have enough folks. And so it's hard. Right? They'll just move to another place. And Border Patrol will usher them in.
And, by the way, this is (?) which they crapped on this last week. Instead of giving more resources to the.
And instead, they're passing freaking (?) gambling bills. That's your freaking (?) you should have given more support to the governor. And didn't do it.
GLENN: So I just talked to Wade Miller. For citizens renewing America. (?) and he said, that if the calls other states, they can send resources down.
SPEAKER ONE: Certainly. I just (?) is probably correct on that. I know Wade well.
And I think there's a number of states I know that are willing to support. I'm confident Florida. Would support.
And look, by the way, God bless Florida. They just passed legislation. They passed the sneakily verify bill. They passed other strong immigration (?) that DeSantis signed. Then they just had a court strike down these migrants. With nothing more than hell. Please show up one day.
Not a required notice to appear. So at least they put an injunction on that for two weeks. So they want to help.
Look, we have to do everything we can, in Texas. I want a call (?) who don't have that
We need all states to kind of work with Texas, to step in the breach. Because Border Patrol, DHS. They're pulling back.
I want to be clear, the Border Patrol agents on the line, they want to do their job.
It's the freaking it's to at DHS that are holding them back.
GLENN: We were just talking about China's invasion plan, for Russia.
And it was to send a million people over the border. To surrender their guns. And to surrender to the Russians.
After 5 million people across the border. And surrender. Russia is overwhelmed.
And it collapses. And they win without firing a bullet.
This is exactly that strategy, if you believe somebody is trying to collapse the United States of America. And I happen to believe that.
SPEAKER ONE: Well, one thing we know for sure. I got reports yesterday from Chinese nationals.
They're running across.
We know that Border Patrol is now being pulled back to due process. They're unable to process between ports of entry.
We know (?) we know we have people from all sorts of places. You know, connected. Foreign terrorist agents. (?) we know exactly what's happening in terms of the border.
And we know exactly what, you know, evil a lot of people around this world want to do.
The problem is, what people haven't come to friendships yet.S is we don't give a rat's rear end (?) and they want to undermine our country. They are literally at war with the American people.
They're undermining our nearly. They're spending us to Tet. They're opening up our borders for (?) from fentanyl to terrorists in China. And you can only conclude that it's purposeful. There's no other logical conclusion.
GLENN: Chip, I will tell you. Next week, I am laying out a plan. A constitutional plan, that we have talked to scholars and attorneys.
And attorneys general about it. And it is something that we do to fight back.
But it is time for Americans to really dig into the Constitution and into their state Constitutions. And find out exactly what could be done. Because we're -- we're in an endgame here. At some point, this will overwhelm.
I mean, I've said it -- look at the growth of Texas. Of Houston.
At some point, these cities are no longer Texas cities. And I contend they already aren't. They're no longer Texas cities.
When we had massive immigration at the turn of the century, through Ellis island. You were at least given, you know, the -- the books on how to become an American.
They were stressing, you have to fold in. And become an American. That's not happening.
You cannotted amillions of people, to your population. Without -- that don't know, nor care anything about your history.
When our population doesn't know or care about our history. Or our system of government.
You will change fundamentally. And you will never be able to go back to a -- a constitutional republic.
Because no one will know what it is.
SPEAKER ONE: All of this is purposeful. From the education system. To the borders. From what they're trying to do to attack our financial security. Just go down the line. And there's literally no other explanation for it.
We have to, you know, stand up and hold the line.
And I applaud you for going down that road.
We have to do it as a free people. We won't just sit back and allow these tyrants in Washington, to undermine our God-given freedom. That's what's occurring.
I want to be clear. I'm not going to allow that. As a free citizen. I'm going to protect my family. My children, (?) from the tyranny of this out of control government.
Right now, as a member of Congress. My duty is to move the ball (?) it may be too little too late approximately Republicans for 20 years. Have pissed (?) because they were in the hip pocket of the gosh darn chamber of Congress. Well, finally (?) we've finally passed a strong Border Patrol bill. And I'm proud of it.
It's a good bill.
GLENN: What does it -- what does it say, what does it do?
PAT: So the bill is -- literally, Glenn. I wouldn't enabling up. It is the strongest Border Patrol bill ever passed. It would make very clear, that the secretary. A future secretary that is not corrupt for a border. (?) for any reason he or she sees fit. That's a really important edition. It's like Title 42. But across-the-board. And not related to health.
Number two, it would fix all the (?) it would fix the unaccompanied children problems. It would fix the family unity separation problems created by courts.
Examine most importantly, it would require, it would be (?) very specific in the statute. Overtaking other laws. It would say, you may not release, period. Unless someone is having a legitimate claim being adjudicated. And I'm sorry. Not unless -- you may not release period. But you must be detained, or you must be in Mexico. While a legitimate is a asylum claim is being adjudicated. Period.
That's (?) the end of it. It's a good bill. It has E-Verify. But only if we pass the policy changes. It has more -- you know, again some of this is set up for a future Republican president. If our country can even last 18 months. And God, ladies and gentlemen, elected. (?) I'm not sure we can.
If we don't throw ourselves in front of this train now. Which raises (?) and the president.
It races questions about what the states do. And it raises questions (?) about the debt ceiling and the spending fight.
I don't see how I as a responsible Texan. Can move forward either the debt ceiling bill. Or spending bill.
If we don't address the border crisis. It's an absolute (?) security.
It's endangering Texans. We'll see how this unfolds. We have to use (?) by September or both.
To secure the border, as well as other things.
You know, stop pistol braces. Stop the World Health Organization. Stop the spending of money we don't have. Recklessly. Stop the stupid production act tax credits. In view of the fact we did most of those things, in our bill that's passed and sent oar.
Although, we still need to address (?) the pistol braces. And the border.
GLENN: So let me ask you. I just talked to Mike Lee about an hour ago. He said, Congress, you did your job. And you put the rains act in the budget.
And I said to have, just shooting from the hip (?) I think that's worth even raising the debt ceiling some compromising on this. To get the rains act.
I think that reigns in the US (?) government agencies in a way that would be extraordinary.
Do you agree with that or not?
SPEAKER ONE: Yeah, totally. (?) any regulation that has economic impact. Or impact greater than $100 million. Then it has to go to Congress for approval.
Roughly that's the dumb speak version of it. So it would (?) the bureaucrats can do. Without congressional engagement. We've ceded too much authority to him.
So, yes. It's an extremely. (?), yes. I get slapped around from Twitter. From the conservatives who I understand they're frustrated. Because they're -- they're assuming we're doing what Republicans have always done.
We're not. The speaker's agreement in January. What we did in the debt ceiling fight. What we did in the border bill. This border bill is righteous. Conservative. And strong.
The debt ceiling bill we passed. Is awesome. It's chalked full of all sorts of great stuff. That we sent over to the Senate. The question is: Too we have the back bone to not (?) blink when we get up to June. Deals can be made to move the ball down the field. (?) those Inflation Reduction Act, (?) hip pocket of liberal elitists. 90 percent of the dollars going to corporations. They make over a billion dollars. That funds the construction of the gas industry. You'll have a grid that's undermined. Your freedom is taken away.
All to enrich liberal elitists. The reigns acts. All these things. (?) they're good stuff.
Let's be clear. Our border is on fire. They're literally destroying every aspect of our way of life.
Not even talking about the woke weaponized (?) over the Pentagon, for example. So we'll have to take these fights through.
And Lord willing, land the plane with a Republican president. And get in and gut this place.
GLENN: I will tell you, there's not a chance that I will be in Washington any time soon. But the next time you're in Dallas, I owe you the biggest Fred Flynn stone dinner I can find. Thank you. (?)
VOICE: Just keep it up be with man. The American people are on to it. (?) I hope it's not too late.
If you're listening to this, we have to get engaged. We have to do this. Do it for your kids (?) fought for this country. (?) of bastion. You know. Don't just talk go enforcement just wave the flag on July 4th. Dadgum it. (?)
GLENN: Representative Chip Roy from the great state of Texas. And anyone who says dadgum it, you listen to him