Rep. Roy’s statement on passage of NDAA
WASHINGTON— Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21) issued the following statement Thursday after voting against the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA):
Today, I voted against the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY22.
I support the fundamental purpose of the NDAA to ensure we have well trained service members with all the tools necessary to carry out their mission — but unfortunately it has been hijacked by the radical left.
Under no circumstances will I support a NDAA that requires my daughter — and thousands of other young women — to register for the draft. I will not stand for it.
This legislation, backed by both Republican and Democrat leadership, completely loses sight of the NDAA’s core focus to strengthen our national security. This unacceptable bill undermines servicemembers’ second amendment rights, creates an “Office of Countering Extremism” with the power to expel troops who engage in “extremist activities,” while continuing to fund critical race theory training, promote the radical Green New Deal agenda, and fails to hold our Pentagon leaders accountable for the failure in Afghanistan.
Our servicemembers and our military families deserve better from their Representatives.