Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX) questioned the future of the GOP in an interview that is drawing concerns from fellow Republicans.
The interview came as the House passed a new rules package with Gonzalez the only Republican voting against it.
The House passed a new rules package for the 118th Congress on Monday evening, 220-213.
Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-TX) joined all Democrats in voting against the resolution, while Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) was the only member who did not vote on the rules. https://t.co/mA6XgnEY8T
— Spencer Brown (@itsSpencerBrown) January 10, 2023
Gonzalez is also speaking out after President Joe Biden refused to allow him to participate in his visit to the border in El Paso. The congressman said Biden broke his promise in doing so.
— New York Post (@nypost) January 9, 2023
"They told me that I couldn't attend. The president essentially lied to my face," Gonzales told "Fox & Friends."
"Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott confronted Biden on the airport tarmac when he landed Sunday and presented him with a letter that said 'the city you visit has been sanitized of the migrant camps which had overrun downtown El Paso because your Administration wants to shield you from the chaos that Texans experience on a daily basis,'" the New York Post reported.
Border communities have suffered for too long at the hands of this admin.
I introduced the Security First Act today to boost funding for law enforcement and crack down on human and drug smugglers plaguing our communities. pic.twitter.com/7NhIUPnqxd
— Rep. Tony Gonzales (@RepTonyGonzales) January 10, 2023
Gonzalez has now introduced his own effort to improve border security.
"Border communities have suffered for too long at the hands of this admin," he tweeted.
"I introduced the Security First Act today to boost funding for law enforcement and crack down on human and drug smugglers plaguing our communities," he added.
Gonzalez had made some great points, but the fact he is calling into question the future of the GOP due to its current direction is a bit worrisome.
This is how both Cheney and Kinzinger got started, and we all know how that worked out.
By all means, Gonzalez needs to look out for constituents above even the party, but to take a shot at this new direction is beyond concerning when we all saw the damage that was caused by just two Republicans who sided with Democrats over the last term.
Source: Fox News