Chip Roy announced today that he’ll run against Stefanik for the Republican Conference Chair:
NEW: Two sources tell me Rep. Chip Roy is considering a run against Elise Stefanik for House leadership.
— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) May 12, 2021
NEWS: Rep. Chip Roy will run for House GOP conference chair, and Rep. Ken Buck will be the one to formally nominate him tmrw, I’m told.
— Melanie Zanona (@MZanona) May 13, 2021
The Young Conservatives of Texas are proud to endorse @chiproytx for GOP Conference Chair
“Chip Roy is one of the leading conservatives in Washington and has a proven track record of winning tight elections. We fully support him for Conference Chair” – @wendtmanfred pic.twitter.com/7CvlDxbQKm
— Young Conservatives of Texas (@yct) May 13, 2021
But just a short while ago Trump came out against Roy, and somewhat hard:
Can’t imagine Republican House Members would go with Chip Roy—he has not done a great job, and will probably be successfully primaried in his own district. I support Elise, by far, over Chip!
Chip Roy isn’t a perfect Republican, but he’s obviously a better choice than Elise. The problem is he’s up against establishment Republicans, who hand picked Elise to be Cheney’s successor, and there’s little to no chance he’ll beat her – especially with Trump’s full-throated endorsement of her and condemnation of Roy.
So don’t get your hopes up that he’s going to come out on top. I’d much prefer him, but I don’t believe for a moment he’ll win enough Republicans over.