U.S. Representative Chip Roy and Cat Parks, Vice Chair of the Texas Republican Party, spoke to the members of the Bandera County Republican Party on March 30 at the Flying L Lodge.
Roy spoke for over an hour to a crowd of more than 100 participants.
He detailed his visit to the Texas border to observe illegal immigration and remarked that illegal immigrants were streaming over the border unchecked.
Roy said that he felt the U.S. Border Patrol was having a difficult time containing those immigrants. Roy also said that the U.S. now had 18,000 immigrant children in custody spread between several sites in Texas.
The congressman spoke about the filibuster in Washington and what efforts the Republican caucus was taking to avoid it.
Roy talked at length about the vote by Congress on January 6 to certify the election, citing “constitutional protection” as the main reason he voted to certify the election. He felt that his vote on that day was based on the need to protect and defend the Constitutional process.
Roy also spoke at length about “election integrity,” answering questions about the January 6 investigation on the attack on the capital and the Texas lawsuit against Pennsylvania.
Roy is touring his district speaking to his constituents about these topics.
Cat Parks, Vice Chair of the Republican Party of Texas, also addressed the audience about the disposition of statewide bills submitted by Republicans to shore up election integrity in Texas during the current legislative session.
She also encouraged the group to volunteer to be election judges, clerks and poll watchers for upcoming elections. She cited strategies to increase voter turnout and commented that “elections are math.”
Parks also spoke about the Youth Leadership Camp sponsored by the Republican Leadership Institute on July 8-11. Enrollment for that camp is limited to 95 participants statewide.