Congressman Chip Roy: ‘I will do whatever I want to do on Thanksgiving’

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – Congressman Chip Roy is rejecting CDC guidelines for Thanksgiving gatherings amid the pandemic.

As COVID-19 cases rise in certain parts of the country, the CDC is recommending  limiting the number of guests at your Thanksgiving dinner, have an outdoor meal, have guests bring their own food and drink, use plastic utensils and clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and items between use.

Roy, who recently fought off a challenge by Democrat Wendy Davis for the 21st Congressional seat, retweeted a Nov. 13 post by conservative talk show host Steve Deace, which read,”We are not going to honor any of these cdc Thanksgiving guidelines, and instead will intentionally violate them all.  But Thanks.”

Congressman Roy retweeted the post and added, “I will do whatever I want to do on Thanksgiving.  Period.  #StandUpForAmerica.


I will do whatever I want to do on Thanksgiving. Period. #StandUpForAmerica

— Chip Roy (@chiproytx) November 13, 2020

Joseph Kopser, who lost to Roy in 2018, tweeted on Nov. 14,”I’m glad you can say that, Congressman @chiproytx.  I was in Iraq for 2 Thanksgivings-away from my family. So I could not say that.  But I am honored to have served in the Army 2 years to defend your right to free speech.  I just wish you wouldn’t use your free speech in that way.”

Congressman Roy, fired back,” I appreciate your service and all those who similarly sacrificed.  That dedication preserves the freedom of Americans to decide for themselves how and where to celebrate Thanksgiving…among other things.  Thank you.”

Roy later “apologized”  to those who raised concerns.  He said he should have been more clear.

Roy tweeted,”I will do whatever I want to do on Thanksgiving…or any other day…Period.”


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