Roy became angry in a July House Oversight hearing on White House work communications sent via personal email and cellphones, in violation of federal laws governing White House recordkeeping. When Rep. Gerald Connolly pushed back on his criticism of the committee’s subpoenas of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, Roy began complaining loudly about drug cartels on the Mexican border and then angrily stormed out of the room. The committee voted 23-16 to approve the subpoenas.
Showing more concern for the NRA than for women, Roy was the only member of San Antonio’s Congressional delegation to vote against re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Roy claimed that parts of the bill that would prevent convicted domestic abusers from possessing guns would “attack our god-given rights.” Roy was subsequently asked directly by constituents to produce Biblical texts showing that God intended convicted domestic abusers to own firearms. He declined to answer.
Nearly half of all women murdered in the U.S. are killed by a boyfriend or partner. Roy was also asked by constituents if he felt these deaths were God’s will. He again declined to answer.