Conservative Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) will launch a last-minute, long-shot bid for GOP Conference chair, sources said, challenging Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) who has the endorsement of former President Trump and top House GOP leaders.
Stefanik had been running unopposed for the No. 3 leadership post that became vacant when House Republicans on Wednesday voted to oust Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from the job for repeatedly calling out Trump’s falsehoods that the 2020 election was stolen.
Both Stefanik and Roy are expected to address rank-and-file Republicans during a candidate forum later Thursday, with a closed-door vote set for Friday morning.
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