In the House of Representatives, former president Donald Trump is searching for a Republican opponent to Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) in order to defeat him in a primary race.
“Has any smart and energetic Republican in the Great State of Texas decided to run in the Primary against RINO Congressman Chip Roy. For the right person, he is very beatable. If interested, let me know!!!” Trump wrote on his Truth Social platform.
Roy, a member of the House Republican caucus known for his extreme conservatism, frequently encounters disagreements with his party and criticizes it from his right flank.
Trump is seemingly seeking to primary @chiproytx. But the filing deadline has passed.
Roy is going unchallenged in his March 5 primary. pic.twitter.com/Fnjmwqirfm
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) December 19, 2023
Before DeSantis even declared his candidacy for president in March, he endorsed Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
However, Trump will be unable to remove Roy from office in 2024; the deadline to submit primary candidate applications expired on Monday, December 11.
Roy further provoked Trump on January 6, 2021, when he voted not to reject the results of the 2020 presidential election in the House of Representatives.
In the election for conference chair, Stefanik, who was considerably more moderate but also significantly more pro-Trump, defeated Roy.
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