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In his lengthy political career, Charles Eugene “Chip” Roy has rarely been one of Texas’s loudest or showiest examples of That Guy—see: Louie Gohmert, Briscoe Cain, Steve Stockman. He prefers to pick his battles, a trait that has given him more influence and staying power than some of his more stunt-prone contemporaries. This week, he has picked one of his biggest battles in years, as he serves as the most prominent Texan in the crew of congresspeople who began the ongoing ritual humiliation and sacrifice of would-be House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. Roy and a small group of like-minded warriors for freedom have effectively vetoed the nomination of the representative from Bakersfield, California, whom they view as a weak-kneed “Republican in Name Only,” for an incredible…
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