Texas Republican Chip Roy was furious this week after Democrats, and a handful of Republicans passed an amendment that would require women to register for the Selective Service.
In a 35-24 vote the House Armed Services Committee approved an amendment to expand registration for the military draft to women, Military.com reported.
The measure was led by Air Force veteran and Democrat Pennsylvania Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, who accused the current policy of only drafting men as being unconstitutional because it discriminates based on gender.
“This amendment clarifies women make up over 50% of the population, and not including them is not only a disservice to these women but to our nation as a whole,” she said. “It ensures that the Selective Service System is able to provide the DoD with personnel and the skills it needs, including cyber, STEM [science, technology, engineering and mathematics] and technical talent.”
Former Army Green Beret and Florida Republican Rep. Mike Waltz co-sponsored the bill.
“If we have a national emergency that makes us have to go back to the draft — we’re talking COVID on steroids, a cyber attack … and we need everyone, man, woman, gay, straight, black brown, and we need everybody on deck, it’s that bad — what this is seeking to do is at least have a framework established,” he said.
This sent Roy, the Texas representative, into a tirade against Democrats and Republicans on Twitter telling them to “go straight to hell.”
“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,” he said to start his thread.
“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…” he said.
“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…
“Maybe it’s because you (both R&D) politicized a virus… giving us wildly varying propaganda about it’s origins, the nature of it’s communicability, the efficacy of your mandated measures in response including vaccines, and ignoring of treatments…” the representative said.
“Maybe it’s because you (both R&D) have destroyed our healthcare system and made it impossible to get the doctor of our choice at a remotely affordable price all in the false name of ‘coverage.’
“Maybe it’s because both R&D have had us at war for 20 years… without any actual new AUMF or consistent guidance from our political leaders about victory… all while our troops sacrificed, and we set the stage for a gutless President to surrender and empower our enemies,” the 49-year-old said.
“Maybe its because you’ve funded education bureaucrat after education bureaucrat to teach our kids that American is evil and racist, to take God out of our schools, and otherwise make it impossible for parents to safely turn their children over to the schools.
“Maybe it’s because you’ve (both R&D) caused America, despite sitting on a vast reserve of energy supply, to render us less secure economically and less secure against our enemies to appease institutional investors and the Acela corridor cocktail circuit,” he said before finishing his thread.
“Now you – including likely 28 GOP House members voting for an NDAA last night to do so – want to draft my daughter and just ‘trust you’ not to put them into combat? All of DC – all of it – can go straight to hell,” he said.