Texas Republican Chip Roy says he voted to certify Biden as president even if it signs ‘my political death warrant’
In this image from video, Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, speaks as the House reconvenes to debate the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote from Arizona, after protesters stormed into the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (House Television via AP)U.S. Rep. Chip Roy of Austin, a Republican who has remained defiant against some Texas Republicans and allies of President Donald Trump during the election certification process, has called for rioters to be jailed after Wednesday’s siege of the U.S. Capitol. “The president should never have spun up certain Americans to believe something that simply cannot be,” he said Wednesday after the violence. And that vote may well sign my political death warrant, but so be it. Full speech: pic.twitter.com/lRt4VoXQtY — Rep. Chip Roy (@RepChipRoy) January 7, 2021Lawmakers had to reconvene after Trump supporters violently stormed the U.S. Capitol, which happened after a rally that Trump spoke at.