Newly leaked video footage of a recent event hosted by the right-wing group Patriot Voices shows Republican Rep. Chip Roy of Texas openly admitting that his party wants \u002218 more months of chaos and the inability to get stuff done\u0022 as President Joe Biden, a bipartisan group of senators, and congressional Democrats work to pass climate and infrastructure legislation.\r\n\r\n\u0022Honestly, right now, for the next 18 months, our job is to do everything we can to slow all of that down to get to December of 2022,\u0022 Roy says in the clip, referring to the month after that year\u0026#039;s midterm elections. Republicans need to flip just a handful of seats to take back the House and Senate.\r\n\r\n\u0022I don\u0026#039;t vote for anything in the House of Representatives right now,\u0022 Roy says in response to an audience member\u0026#039;s question about the sweeping infrastructure and safety-net package that Democrats are planning to pass unilaterally alongside a White House-backed bipartisan deal.\r\n\r\nIn the video that emerged Tuesday, the Texas Republican dismisses the Democratic reconciliation package—which progressives hope will include at least $6 trillion in spending on climate programs, Medicare expansion, and other priorities left out of the bipartisan plan—as \u0022liberal garbage.\u0022\r\n\r\nWatch the video, which was posted by Lauren Windsor of The Undercurrent:\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nRoy\u0026#039;s articulation of the Republican Party\u0026#039;s strategic thinking is hardly a diversion from what the GOP leadership has said publicly, but it was viewed as further evidence that the bulk of the minority party is not interested in good-faith legislative talks with the Democratic majority.\r\n\r\n\u0022Chip Roy says what we all already know: there is no intent of working across the aisle. It\u0026#039;s all posturing for bullshit and chaos,\u0022 tweeted advocacy group Indivisible Houston.\r\n\r\nEzra Levin, co-director of Indivisible, noted that \u0022Chip Roy got caught saying it out loud, but to be clear this has been [Senate Minority Leader] McConnell\u0026#039;s plan all along.\u0022\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAs the clip of Roy circulated online Tuesday, McConnell (R-Ky.) told a Kentucky audience that Republicans intend to give Democrats a \u0022hell of a fight\u0022 over their plans to pass a multitrillion-dollar infrastructure bill using the budget reconciliation process, which is exempt from the Senate\u0026#039;s 60-vote legislative filibuster—an archaic tool that McConnell has repeatedly used to obstruct Democratic legislation.\r\n\r\nThe Senate Budget Committee, headed by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), is currently hashing out the parameters of the reconciliation bill.\r\n\r\n\u0022The era of bipartisanship on this stuff is over,\u0022 McConnell said of the reconciliation package. \u0022There is a process by which they could pass this without a single Republican. But we\u0026#039;re going to make it hard for them. And there are a few Democrats left in rural American and some others who would like to be more in the political center who may find this offensive.\u0022\r\n\r\nRep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, noted Monday that \u0022not a single Republican voted for the American Rescue Plan,\u0022 a popular $1.9 trillion reconciliation package that included direct relief payments, an extension of emergency unemployment programs, and funding for vaccine distribution.\r\n\r\n\u0022We have no reason to believe that Mitch \u0026#039;100% of my focus is on stopping this new administration\u0026#039; McConnell will let them vote for an infrastructure deal,\u0022 Jayapal added.