By\u00a0Bryan Mena\r\nAfter removing Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming from her congressional leadership post, U.S. House Republicans are now expected to vote on installing a new conference chair\u00a0on Friday. Rep.\u00a0Chip Roy, R-Austin, might be in the running.\r\nThe Daily Caller\u00a0first reported that Roy is considering a bid to challenge Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York, who has been openly campaigning for the post. The political newsletter Punchbowl News later confirmed the news.\r\n\u201cWhile not ruling anything out, Congressman Roy has never sought a position in conference leadership. His focus is on serving Texas' 21st Congressional district, the American people, and the Constitution. But if the position must be filled, then this must be a contested race \u2014 not a coronation,\u201d Roy\u2019s office said in a statement.\r\nElected in 2018, Roy has sided with pro-Trump positions\u00a0nearly 90%\u00a0of the time, according to FiveThirtyEight. Cheney ascended to the Republican conference chair position as a sophomore herself in 2019 after first being elected in 2016.\r\nBut Roy has proven more willing to question Trump than some of his Republican colleagues in the Texas delegation, like Rep.\u00a0Ronny Jackson\u00a0of Amarillo, who\u00a0tweeted\u00a0about voting against Cheney and tacked on a \u201c#MAGA\u201d hashtag at the end of his tweet.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nWhen Trump faced his second impeachment, Roy\u00a0said\u00a0Trump \u201cdeserves universal condemnation for what was clearly impeachable conduct \u2014 pressuring the vice president to violate his oath to the Constitution to count the electors.\u201d Even so, Roy voted against Trump\u2019s second impeachment, unlike Cheney, basing\u00a0his decision\u00a0on the kind of precedent he thought it would set for political speech.\r\nStefanik has become a serious contender for the third highest spot in Republican House leadership, mainly for being a staunch supporter of the former president.\r\nShe has won the endorsement of Trump himself\u00a0as well as support from GOP House leader Kevin McCarthy of California. But Roy and some other Republicans have raised concern about her voting record, which is more moderate than Cheney\u2019s.\r\nIn an interview with the conservative outlet Newsmax, Rep.\u00a0Lance Gooden, R-Terrell, said Stefanik is a "given" to win the Republican leadership role on Friday because of the amount of support she has mounted from Republican colleagues so far.\r\n"One of the problems of those who had issues with Elise were that no one had really stepped forward to run against her, they were being critical, but no one really seemed to have the nerve to put their name down. So it seems as if Chip Roy is that candidate," Gooden said. "I suspect Elise will win. She has the support of a majority of the caucus."\r\nRoy penned a memo to Republican colleagues earlier, not only lambasting Cheney but also opposing Stefanik\u2019s campaign to become the new GOP conference chair, accusing the upstate New York Republican of campaigning as a Republican but \u201cthen (voting) for and (advancing) the Democrats\u2019 agenda once sworn in.\u201d\r\n\u201cTherefore, with all due respect to my friend, Elise Stefanik, let us contemplate the message Republican leadership is about to send by rushing to coronate a spokesperson whose voting record embodies much of what led to the 2018 ass-kicking we received by Democrats,\u201d Roy said.\r\nAccording to\u00a0CNN, Stefanik is expected to participate in a forum Wednesday evening organized by the pro-Trump House Freedom Caucus where she\u2019ll face a slew of questions about her voting record and her plans if she helms the GOP conference.\r\nAmid the turbulence about Cheney's future in the House Republican conference, Roy's campaign sent fundraising emails to bank on the drama, stating that "he was the FIRST to call Cheney out on her anti-Trump and self-serving hysterics," and that "his bold leadership will hopefully lead to a big change."\r\nPatrick Svitek contributed reporting. This story originally published by the Texas Tribune.