Here Are the Names of the GOP Lawmakers Who Refuse to Join Rep. Chip Roy’s Effort to Push Back on Biden’s Open Borders Agenda

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It has been apparent since he took office that President Joe Biden and his merry band of Democrats in Congress do not take border security seriously. In fact, the Biden administration’s failure to properly address the migrant crisis has been so pronounced it might make one speculate that he is deliberately allowing hundreds of thousands of migrants to enter the country.

But it is not only Democrats who are to blame for the worsening crisis. On Saturday, I wrote about Rep. Chip Roy’s (R-TX) efforts to get his GOP colleagues to unite in an effort to pressure the White House to take meaningful action to deal with the situation at the southern border.

According to the Washington Examiner, the lawmaker is “circulating a letter among his Republican colleagues trying to garner support for forcing a House vote to reinstate certain Trump-era immigration policies.”

Back in October, Roy tweeted:

Roy created two discharge petitions for his fellow representatives to sign. One would force Congress to consider proposed legislation to determine whether the White House would be required to enforce Title 42, a public health order that would allow immigration authorities to reject migrants coming to the border amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The other would do the same for the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP). This measure requires migrants to stay in Mexico while awaiting the adjudication of their asylum applications. The Biden administration has been attempting to rescind this Trump-era policy but was halted from doing so by the courts.

Indivisible.org explains the process for executing a discharge petition:

After a bill has been introduced and referred to a standing committee for 30 days, a member of the House can file a motion to have the bill discharged, or released, from consideration by the committee. In order to do this, a majority of the House (218 voting members, not delegates) must sign the petition. Once a discharge petition reaches 218 members, after several legislative days, the House considers the motion to discharge the legislation and takes a vote after 20 minutes of debate. If the vote passes (by all those who signed the petition in the first place), then the House will take up the measure.

While most GOP lawmakers were willing to take up the cause, there are still some who have not signed the petitions. Here are the names of those who have not signed the Title 42 petition:

Adam Kinzinger (IL)

Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO)

Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA)

Chris Stewart (UT)

Darrell Issa (CA)

Don Bacon (NE)

Don Young (AK)

Hal Rogers (KY)

John Moolenaar (MI)

Liz Cheney (WY)

Maria Elvira Salazar (FL)

Michelle Steel (CA)

Mike Simpson (ID)

Mike Turner (OH)

Patrick McHenry (NC)

Young Kim (CA)

Mike Carey (OH)

Here are the names of the GOP lawmakers who have not yet signed the Migrant Protection Protocols petition:

John R Carter (TX)

John R Curtis (UT)

John W Rose (TN)

Julia Letlow (LA)

Kat Cammack (FL)

Kay Granger (TX)

Kelly Armstrong (ND)

Kevin Brady (TX)

Kevin Hern (OK)

Kevin McCarthy (CA)

Larry Bucshon (IN)

Liz Cheney (WY)

Lloyd Smucker (PA)

Maria Elvira Salazar (FL)

Mark E Green (TN)

Matt Gaetz (FL)

Michael K Simpson (ID)

Michael R Turner (OH)

Michael T McCaul (TX)

Michael Waltz (FL)

Michelle Steel (CA)

Mike Carey (OH)

Mike Gallagher (WI)

Mike Garcia (CA)

Mike Rogers (AL)

Nancy Mace (SC)

Neal P Dunn (MA)

Nicole Malliotakis (NY)

Paul A Gosar (AZ)

Peter Meijer (MI)

Robert E Latta (OH)

Robert J Wittman (VA)

Roger Williams (TX)

Ron Estes (KS)

Sam Graves (MO)

Scott DesJarlais (TN)

Stephanie I Bice (OK)

Steve Scalise (LA)

Thomas Massie (KY)

Tom Cole (OK)

Tom Emmer (MN)

Tom Reed (NY)

Tony Gonzales (TX)

Trey Hollingsworth (IN)

Victoria Spartz (IN)

Virginia Foxx (NC)

Young Kim (CA)

One of the excuses that some Republicans have made for not getting anything done is that they are in the minority. It is true that the minority party typically is unable to make much happen if the opposing party is in opposition.

However, as Roy said, forcing a vote on this would apply pressure to moderate Democrats representing moderate constituents to join the effort to ensure our borders are secure. Additionally, it would force other Democrats to go on record opposing efforts to fix Biden’s migrant crisis.

“Because all we need is 218 signatures,” the lawmaker told the Washington Examiner. “So, we need five more signatures. So, then, we go to the office of every Democrat who are now going to be in tough primaries and say, ‘Hey, why aren’t you signing a discharge petition to make sure that our borders are secure?’”

“What the point here is to call them out for it,” he continued. “It would be a really nice point to say, ‘Hey, we have 213 Republicans who are unanimously calling on a return to migrant protection protocols and Title 42. And Democrats plainly refused to do it.”

If one of your representatives is on either of these lists, now is the time to pick up the phone, send an email, and let them know how you feel. We always complain about how certain GOP candidates make promises on the campaign trail only to break them when they make it to D.C. Some of these folks won’t do the right thing unless they know they will lose their position, so it is up to us to hold them accountable. Otherwise, many of these elected officials won’t bother to get anything done — even when they are back in power.