On the eve of an expected vote to remove U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from her leadership post, U.S. Rep. Chip Roy (R-Austin) cautioned that U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), the consensus candidate to replace her, is not conservative enough.

“We must avoid putting in charge Republicans who campaign as Republicans but then vote for and advance the Democrats’ agenda once sworn in,” Roy said in a memo to colleagues (PDF). Roy was one of seven Texas Republicans who voted to accept Arizona’s electoral votes for Joe Biden, and he initially defended Cheney’s vote to impeach Trump over the January 6 insurrection as a vote of conscience. []

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