Fox Business host Stuart Varney got into a verbal altercation with Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), and put the congressman in his place for refusing to say he’d be willing to compromise with Democrats and avoid a government shutdown later this year.
During a Monday interview, Varney told Roy, “Well, reading between the lines, it sounds like you are a holdout again, and that you are quite prepared to shut the government down. You are, aren’t you? Yes, you are.”
That’s when Varney called Roy out for his recalcitrance.
“Well, remember, Stuart, that I was a part of putting forward a proposal that would have reduced spending, secured our border, and kept the government going,” Roy countered.
Varney then reminded Roy, “Yeah, and you didn’t have the votes for it. So what’s the point? Now we have a speaker. What is the point? If you know you don’t have the votes, so you shut down the government, we’re embarrassed all over again.”
Clearly agitated by what the Fox host had just said, Roy had this to say:
Who’s refusing to do their job? Chip Roy and many of his Republican colleagues. They’re willing to shut down the government, send the economy into a tailspin, and then try to blame it all on someone else.
Every elected Republican needs to be voted out of office come November of next year. It’s the only way this country will ever be able to move forward and get things done.
Here’s the video from Fox Business: