Trump is looking for someone to challenge Chip Roy in Texas primary

by John Hanna

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On Monday, President Donald Trump encouraged other Republicans to enter the Texas state primary against current candidate Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, making the announcement on the social media platform Truth Social. 

In his Truth Social post, Trump asked if “any smart and energetic Republican in the Great State of Texas decided to run in the Primary against RINO Congressman Chip Roy.” 

Trump added that “for the right person, [Roy] is very beatable” and to reach out to him if a candidate has any interest in challenging Roy. 

Trump has had a long-term political feud with Roy, stemming from Roy’s opposition to Trump’s election integrity efforts. The Texas congressman also supports Trump’s primary opponent, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, and has been openly critical of the 45th president.

Furthermore, Roy campaigned for the position of GOP conference chair. The GOP conference chair is a position that plays a notable role in the party’s messaging to the general public and stands as the third-ranking Republican position in the House of Representatives. 

Trump also released a statement of condemnation against Roy, firmly endorsing Roy’s opponent, Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y.

In a press release, Trump stated he couldn’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.” 

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