House Republicans voted Friday to make Rep. Elise Stefanik their conference chair, days after ousting Rep. Liz Cheney from the role over her opposition to former President Donald Trump’s continued influence in the party and her denouncements of his “Big Lie” that the 2020 election was rigged.
House Republicans are expected to choose Rep. Elise Stefanik on Friday to fill the leadership post recently held by Rep. Liz Cheney, replacing a harsh critic of former president Donald Trump with a lawmaker who has become one of his staunchest defenders https://t.co/2GqPmM5IJ5
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 14, 2021
Republicans are ready to vault Trump loyalist Elise Stefanik into House leadership, hoping to move on from Liz Cheney’s ouster and focus on winning control of the chamber in 2022. Stefanik is expected to be elected No. 3 House GOP leader to replace Cheney. https://t.co/z7IzmnahWG
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) May 14, 2021