Chip Roy is Entrenched in Washington’s Corruption
- Chip Roy seems to value donors above all else. He has already received $91,750 from corporate PACs and over $20,000 from lobbyists over the course of his brief time as a federal candidate and congressman.
- From 2013-2014, Roy served as Ted Cruz’s Chief of Staff in the Senate, a position where he almost certainly had to spend time courting Cruz’s megadonors and corporate special interests who were looking to benefit their bottom line.
- Before he was elected to office in 2018, Roy ran a pro-Ted Cruz presidential super PAC in 2016, the Trusted Leadership PAC.
- Under his leadership, Trusted Leadership PAC brought in $8.4 million to boost Cruz’ campaign. The super PAC relied heavily on some of Washington’s largest donors.
- Richard Uihlein, a prominent conservative megadonor, donated $1 million to the super PAC. Other donors included the Murray Energy Company run by longtime GOP donor Robert Murray.
- Since Chip Roy seems to benefit from Washington’s corrupt system, it is no wonder he votes to keep it around. Roy opposed the For the People Act (H.R. 1), the most sweeping anti-corruption and government ethics bill since Watergate.