The markup process for legislation in either house of Congress usually isn’t the venue for heated rhetoric, but Tuesday was the exception.
The occasion was the markup of several bills before the House Judiciary Committee, the highest-profile of them the “COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act,” according to Fox News.
The deliberation comes amid a spending spree by Democrats and a parallel issue for the majority party, the troubling rhetoric of several of its members in regards to law enforcement.
GOP Rep. Chip Roy of Texas took issue with both during his remarks in committee.
After another member noted nothing was being cut in terms of services, Roy said police budgets were the biggest casualty of the past year, pointing to “dramatic cuts and attacks on law enforcement.”
Austin, Texas — “run by Democrats,” as Roy pointed out