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Republicans pick Cheney replacement


Rep. Elise Stefanik at the Capitol on Friday Associated Press/Photo by J. Scott Applewhite

Republicans pick Cheney replacement

Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., will take over as the No. 3 Republican in the U.S. House. She overwhelmingly beat Freedom Caucus member Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, in a secret ballot vote behind closed doors on Friday.

Who is Stefanik? She won her congressional seat in 2015 running as a moderate and initially parted ways with President Donald Trump on several issues. But she came to his defense during his first impeachment trial and—unlike her predecessor as House conference chair, Rep. Liz Cheney—has spoken in support of Trump’s claim that he lost the 2020 election due to voter fraud. Both Trump and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., endorsed Stefanik for the leadership position.

Dig deeper: Read Harvest Prude’s report in The Stew on what Cheney’s ouster indicates about the future of the Republican party.


Rachel Lynn Aldrich Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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Tim Miller

So...according to Club for Growth Stefanik has a less fiscally conservative voting record than Ilhan Omar. But...she defends Trump.

I want no part of a party where Liz Cheney is a RINO, Stefanik is a leader, Chip Roy is an enemy, and allegiance to a lie (stolen election) is the litmus test for orthodoxy.

Salty1

I was impressed with Stefanik’s defense of Trump. She is a smart woman who spoke intelligently.

CaptTeeSalty1

If Stefanik can change her ways in one area, lets pray that she sees the light in other areas as well!