Rep. Chip Roy is taking criticism and being accused of glorifying the concept of lynchings when fighting crime. Roy made his comments during a hearing on violence against Asian-Americans.

Roy went off on a rant against the Chinese Communist Party and talked about finding a rope and the tallest tree in Texas. The GOP rep also spoke of taking out bad guys, no matter who they are, but a lot of people on social media were not fascinated by Roy’s comments regarding the rope and tree.

The best criticism of Chip Roy was made by Brian Gaar, who wrote, “First off, Chip Roy is from Maryland and went to school in Virginia — he’s one of those dudes who moved to Texas in his 30s and immediately bought $500 cowboy boots with his last name on them. This “old saying” is some racist sh-t he probably heard from a relative.”

We get the point Chip, but maybe we don't need to say that.

WATCH Rep. Chip Roy make his comments that caused criticism:



Roy’s comments reported:

“The case we are talking about here the tragedy we just saw occur in Atlanta, Georgia,” Roy declared. “I would also suggest that the victims of cartels moving illegal aliens deserve justice. The American citizens in south Texas, they are getting absolutely decimated by what’s happening at the southern border deserve justice.”

The conservative congressman continued: “The victims of rioting and looting in the street… last summer deserve justice. We believe in justice.”

And then came an admiring reference to lynchings, a violent and public form of vigilante action that most often targeted people of color: “There’s an old saying in Texas about ‘find all the rope in Texas and get a tall oak tree.’ You know, we take justice very seriously. And we ought to do that. Round up the bad guys. That’s what we believe.”

Roy further grumbled: “My concern about this hearing is that it seems to want to venture into the policing of rhetoric in a free society, free speech, and away from the rule of law and taking out bad guys.”

Sherrilyn Ifill said, “Did Rep Chip Roy begin his remarks at today’s House Judiciary Cmtee hearing on violence against Asian Americans by joking abt Texas’ “justice” tradition of trees and ropes? Surely I misheard.”

Kyle Griffin said, “Rep. Grace Meng condemns Republican Chip Roy: Don’t put “a bullseye on the back of Asian Americans.” “This hearing was to address the hurt and pain of our community. And to find solutions. And we will not let you take our voice away from us.”