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Husband, father, cancer survivor, Congressman from the Great State of Texas. Freedom works.
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14 Oct
THREAD. WARNING TO FATHERS WITH SPINES, THIS WILL ANGER YOU: Imagine your 9th grade little girl getting anally raped in her school bathroom and then YOU get arrested at the School Board meeting & labeled a Domestic Terrorist by the leftist National School Boards Assoc. (1/5)
…which the (powers child for the left) Attorney General of the U.S. then uses as a basis for an (unconstitutional) order by the DOJ to target parents as domestic terrorists who speak out at (leftist indoctrination) school boards… & then… the guy who raped her… (2/5)
…attacks ain the community, wearing an electronic monitoring device - & yet the school board never acknowledges this - and that the rapist allegedly wore a skirt into the girls bathroom - while continuing to advance their leftist… (3/5)…
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14 Oct
THREAD - “Open letter” to @SouthwestAir CEO Gary Kelly - written, I am told, by an SWA employee & posted to Facebook. It was sent by a friend (who didn’t have link). God bless this employee. #DoNotComply #StandUpForAmerica - “The Big Choice” - READ… (1/15)
The Big Choice

It’s time to embrace the national discussion instead of finger-pointing who’s to blame over last weekend’s meltdown. The elephant in the room IS the mandate and the termination of thousands of employees and disruption of air travel after Nov 24th… (2/15)
…Amazingly, Southwest Airlines finds itself at the center of what is likely one of the most pivotal moments of our lifetimes and nation! There is no going back to “normal” or whatever you want to call pre-Oct 4th when the mandate was announced. There are two paths. Two…(3/15)
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19 Sep
THREAD re: Tx role combatting #NationalBorderCrisis. Summary: Feds refuse to enforce, Tx leadership has fought back (in court & with $/rhetoric/action), Tx still getting crushed & b/c feds abandon Constitution, Tx must consider going farther, extraordinary measures. Read… (1/23)
…Clearly it’s the job of the fed govt to secure the border & the Constitution (Artlce IV, Section 4) guarantees a Republican form of govt & to protect against invasion. Yet, @JoeBiden & Mayorkas are willfully (& impeachably) refusing to faithfully execute the laws - e.g… (2/23)
…they refuse to: enforce MPP (Return to Mx) - now ignoring federal court order to do so, refuse to use full Title 42 (COVID) (reducing its use significantly even BEFORE court ruling, which now refuse to fight), refuse to devote necessary resources to @CBP & @ICEgov… (3/23)
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18 Sep
Agree. THREAD: I filed discharge petition on April 20th (we’re “high” on border security) to force vote on HR471 - @RepHerrell’s bill to require Title 42 (communicable disease health laws) enforcement, which Trump used. 5 mos later, 149 GOP, 0 Dems... #NationalBorderCrisis (1/7)
…Why no more? Well… a) @HouseGOP leadership has not whipped the bill. They should be asked why. b) When we had 110 in July, I mentioned this on @TuckerCarlson and he blasted them - and boom, we got about 40 more… so now everyone asks me who is not on it & I’ve… (2/7)
…thought leadership should be the ones pushing it. But now we have a flood across out border, and we’re returning next week. It’s game time. Call your member of Congress: 63 GOP have not signed:
1. Adam Kinzinger
2. Andy Barr
3. Anthony Gonzalez
4. Austin Scott
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2 Sep
Message to Republicans & Democrats - including @HouseGOP & @SenateGOP colleagues. I do not trust you to do anything at all, much less say you will draft my daughter to “non combat” roles. Why don’t I trust you? Let’s see - THREAD: (1/9) #DontDraftOurDaughters
Maybe it’s because you (both R&D) have amassed $30 trillion in debt and are blowing through trillions more… all while giving lip service to “balanced budgets” for decades… (2/9)
Maybe it’s because you (both R & D) have talked about securing our border while Texans suffer - our ranches, our schools, our hospitals - Fentanyl pouring into our communities… murders, rapes… dead migrants on ranches… all in the false name of compassion… (3/9)
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1 Sep
State of the Border:

While I was at the Border in Laredo with @tedcruz and @NancyMace last night, Border Patrol found 29 humans being smuggled in a trailer at Charley 29 Checkpoint.

#BidenBorderCrisis #ImpeachMayorkas
We moved down to the Rio Grande where a group of 30+ migrants and coyotes were waiting to cross into the United States
During all of this, 44 people were found in a stash house nearby. Laredo is already setting record numbers off stash house busts

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12 Aug
What a surprise: @CNN pushing out dishonest propaganda to run cover for the Biden administration.

Since @brikeilarcnn won't tell the truth about this border crisis and my efforts to stop it, I will.

THREAD (1/12)
To start, this graph is what CNN wants you to believe about Biden’s COVID protocols at the border, but the red line starting in May appears to show the CUMULATIVE number of T42 expulsions since Biden took office, not MONTHLY number
The graph here, however, is based on the Biden administration’s ACTUAL CBP numbers for the month of June. (Source: @profmjcleveland)

CNN fudged Biden's own numbers for him

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2 Aug
(USBP only, subject to increase)

Total encounters: 205,029

Total known gotaways: 37,400

1.3 million for FY 21 so far

Largest monthly encounter number since 2000. Total is bigger than every full-year total since FY21

Breakdown below:
RGV Sector

Encounters - 81,034
Got Aways (known/recorded)- 5,219
Del Rio Sector

Encounters- 34,553
Got Aways (known/recorded)- 9,737
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31 Jul
Yesterday in McAllen: @CBP overwhelmed. No room to process illegals inside, so have to wait outside under bridge. Just in 24 hrs in 2 stations, encountered over 3,400 (1700 MCS & 1300 RGVS). Currently holding over 7,000 illegals w/ some 5,000 waiting… #BorderCrisis (1/5)
…It’s over 100 degrees. The 2 stations have combined capacity of 620 – holding 7000! From Agent with over 2-1/2 decades of service -  “they are way past capacity – so aliens sit outside because where do you take them? …it’s a nightmare – people want to go to bathroom… (2/5)
…need to eat, women need to breast-feed, & the list goes on…  This has surpassed the point of sustainability – this is lunacy.”
Where are you, now, @AOC? The hypocrisy & double standard is undeniable. The difference? The Trump team was doing everything possible… (3/5)
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23 Apr
Finally able to compare amended Senate version to the original (& House companion) one I cited below (all that was available at time) & @SenateGOP claims victory b/c it’s allegedly slightly “less bad,” & yet entire intent remains to tie awful crimes to speech & thought... (1/4)
... It specifically retains “COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force,” which the name in & of itself is absurd... but now having a ever-so-slightly modified task from issuing “best practices” for mitigation to “raising awareness” of “hate crimes” during the COVID-19 pandemic... (2/4)
...& further, it does pull out “gender identify” language tied to a definition of COVID-19 “hate crimes,” which no doubt the @senateGOP will claim as victory, but leaves DOJ with carte blanche to define hate “incidents” & instruct local, state law enforcement how to track. (3/4)
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23 Apr
The @SenateGOP is utterly worthless. An absolute embarrassment. Good luck reclaiming the majority voting for absolute and total garbage COVID-19 “Hate Crime” legislation: “The term ‘COVID–19 hate crime’ means a crime of violence (as such term is defined in section... (1/4)
...16 of 18, United States Code) that is motivated by—
(A) the actual or perceived race, ethnicity, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or disability of any person; and... (2/4)
...(B) the actual or perceived relationship to the spread of COVID–19 of any person because of the characteristic described in subparagraph (A).” AND... later... “(b) Guidance Relating To COVID–19 Pandemic.—The Attorney General and the Secretary of Health and Human... (3/4)
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10 Dec 20
Today, a number of my colleagues will be filing an amicus brief in support of the lawsuit filed by the State of Texas regarding the election results of several other states. Respectfully, I will not join because I believe the case itself represents a dangerous violation... (1/5)
...of federalism & sets a precedent to have one state asking federal courts to police the voting procedures of other states.

To be certain, the reckless adoption of massive mail-in ballots and changes to important signature matching (& other rules) in these and other... (2/5)
...states increased the casting of illegal votes and undermine confidence in our elections. The American people are raising legitimate questions & they deserve answers. I strongly support the continued pursuit of litigation where most likely to succeed - such as Georgia... (3/5)
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26 Nov 20
Today, we unapologetically thank God for America. We thank Him for the blessings of liberty & remember the Americans before us who risked everything to settle, work, & defend this land – all so that we might live free... (1/5) #HappyThanksgiving #StandUpForAmerica
...Today, we demonstrate our thanks by rejecting calls from Americans living bountifully off the sacrifices of these previous generations to tear America down from the inside... apology by apology, statue by statue, tradition by tradition, norm by norm... (2/5) #StandUpForAmerica
...Today, we recall the first recorded Thanksgiving - in Virginia – where after a decade of suffering & struggle in which 450 of 500 settlers at Jamestown perished in the first 2 yrs; suffering from Malaria, starvation, & battles w/ local Powhatans, the people persevered.. (3/ 5)
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4 Nov 20
As Americans, we are bound together by an idea larger than political discourse. We are bound by a shared belief in the greatness of Texas and our nation, and the centrality of both freedom and the rule of law to our prosperity as a people. #TX21 #StandUpForAmerica
On #ElectionNight, Texans in the Hill Country demonstrated our collective resolve to preserve these important ideals for ourselves and our children and grandchildren, so that they may inherit a stronger, safer, and freer country. #TX21
I am honored to represent the great people, businesses, and communities of the 21st Congressional District in Texas - and I appreciate the faith those people have placed in me to continue to represent them. #TX21
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27 Oct 20
At the ballot box, I will be guided by one goal: to vote to #StandUpForAmerica. I want order on our streets & leaders who stand with law enforcement under the rule of law. I want judges who believe their job is to interpret the Constitution & law, & no more. (1/5)
I want to secure the border, end sanctuary cities, & take out cartels - for America’s security & the safety of immigrants who seek to come here. I want to stand with Israel, deter China, & have a strong military used sparingly but forcefully w/o endless overseas presence. (2/5)
I want a strong economy built on low taxes, low regulations, & American ingenuity. I want all Americans, regardless of their health status, to get the best healthcare in the world, affordably, from their doctor without interference from government or insurance bureaucrats. (3/5)
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16 Jul 20
Hey white, “woke,” people - of whatever political persuasion - how do you feel about the fact it appears 75% or more of the people in ICU’s in Austin for COVID are Hispanic? While you shut down parks, preach about masks in public, & panic about schools... (1/7)
...who do you think are still making the food you pat yourselves on the back for “picking up for delivery?” Who are working the bulk of these jobs while you mock those who say schools should open, saying “I don’t know who goes to Home Depot 6 hours a day, 5 days week...” (2/7)
...but then you don’t give two craps about the workers sitting at HEB (grocery), Home Depot, or the gas station all day... all so you can get your Arugala and Croissant while dropping by Starbucks to get a Latte before heading to ride your Peloton... Feel good do you?... (3/7)
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23 Jun 20
Today, I have called for the DOJ to use all tools and resources necessary to defend America’s federal property, including monuments and federal parks, America’s churches, synagogues, and all religious organizations under all applicable federal laws:…
I call on the president to use the Insurrection Act to step in where necessary to restore order.…
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24 Apr 20
Extreme impacts are occurring as a result of #Coronavirus actions. Most who influence decisions aren’t using a full interdisciplinary analysis of impacts but are the first to admonish those who question them as “not listening to experts”. Here is what #CongressDoesNotKnow:
How many will die from breast cancer, lung cancer & prostate cancer because we aren’t doing elective “checkups” today? A study from Harvard demonstrated that 260,000 people died of cancer as a direct result of the 08-10 recession:… #CongressDoesNotKnow
How many suicides will occur as a result of financially crushed lives & businesses? Studies linking unemployment & suicide are robust & if past observations hold true, it will correlate to tens of thousands of additional suicides:… #CongressDoesNotKnow
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23 Apr 20
I am likely going to hold my nose & support the funding bill tomorrow because there are small businesses (restaurants, barbers, doctors...) desperate for help in face of government restrictions on their lives, & were left out of the first round of funding. But Congress... (1/4)
...must debate, VOTE, & pass changes QUICKLY, & until then we should NOT pass additional $. Too many mom/pop shops are stuck... unable to hire back the very workers necessary to meet the requirements of PPP loans b/c we’re paying people more to NOT work than to work... (2/4)
...through unemployment. We‘ve constrained small business w/ limits on expenses for rent/mortgage (25% only), & set arbitrary & unachievable timeframes (8 weeks), among many problems. We have to end picking winners & losers, stop paying millions to universities... (3/4)
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16 Mar 20
Early Saturday morning I voted against legislation we had no time to debate, amend, or even read. That bill was badly flawed. It purports to help people by putting a massive mandate on small & medium sized businesses while perpetuating the K-Street... #BeatCoronaVirus (1/16)
...Corporate welfare cronyism Americans are sick of – exempting businesses over 500. Worse yet, the mandate was to be paid LATER through tax credits, and the tax credits would not cover it all! This was a terrible mistake, and the Senate... (2/16)
...(or the House, in its “technical corrections” it is hurrying to the floor to clean up its mess) ought to correct it. Small business owners have reached out to me to ask what we can do to help stop this so they won’t be hurt. In short, it does no good to mandate... (3/16)
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5 Mar 20
For those keeping score at home, you should be aware that “the Swamp” is as alive and well as it ever has been - & yesterday’s #CoronaVirus bill is a case and point. I voted for it - but only because it was the only option I would be “given.” I voted for it... (1/7)
...despite the fact the number is much larger than anyone has been able to fully articulate to me was/is necessary for a supplemental (over 3x greater than @realDonaldTrump initial ask). I voted for it despite the fact it was rushed through with only 3 hours to review... (2/7)
...I voted for it despite the fact it’s not clear San Antonio will be fully made whole (though will receive some reimbursement for repatriation-related costs)... I voted for it despite the fact it has $1.4 billion in ADDITIONAL foreign aid when there is plenty of it to cut. (3/7)
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