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U.S. Rep. Chip Roy emerges as key GOP agitator in U.S. House speaker fight

Three Texas Republicans, including Roy, voted three times against U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s bid to be House speaker. They’re demanding rules changes that would give more power to rank-and-file members.

U.S. Rep. Chip Roy, R-Austin, speaks with reporters as he departs the House floor after the House Representatives held their third vote for House speaker on the first day of the 118th Congress on Jan. 03, 2023, in Washington, D.C. No speaker was elected, and the House adjourned.

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