Posted on April 1, 2023

Texas Republican Threatens to Vote ‘No’ on Debt Ceiling if GOP Brings up ‘Unchristian Anti-immigrant Bills’

Julia Shapero, The Hill, March 29, 2023

Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-Texas) on Wednesday threatened to vote “no” on any effort to raise the debt ceiling if the GOP brings “unchristian, anti-immigrant bills” to the floor.

“Bring unchristian, anti-immigrant bills to the floor and I am a NO on the debt ceiling,” Gonzales, who represents more than 40 percent of the U.S.-Mexico border, tweeted.

Gonzales emphasized that any border security legislation cannot “strip away the few legal routes that we have” for migrants to enter the U.S.


The Texas Republican helped upend the GOP’s last attempt at border legislation {snip}