Liz Cheney faces a difficult journey ahead of her.
She went against the wishes of the majority of Republicans, and it’s unclear why. Anyone with a semblance of common sense could see where the group was heading.
Cheney, like other RINOs, choose to march to the sound of their own drums, and it’s finally catching up with them.
President Trump has successfully cemented his role as the GOP’s kingmaker. In every competition, whoever he backs will have a significant amount of clout.
He was right when he said that everyone wants his approval….well, almost everyone.
Here’s what people have to say:
Trump endorses Elise Stefanik to replace Liz Cheney as House Republican conference chair pic.twitter.com/b04zTU2gpY
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) May 5, 2021
Thank you President Trump for your 100% support for House GOP Conference Chair. We are unified and focused on FIRING PELOSI & WINNING in 2022!
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) May 5, 2021
According to the Associated Press:
Liz Cheney, the No. 3 House Republican, clung to her job Wednesday as party leaders rallied behind an heir apparent, indicating that the fallout from her frequent battles with former President Donald Trump was becoming too much for her to bear.
Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York received Trump’s “Full and TOTAL ENDORSEMENT” in a statement to succeed Cheney. He’d called Stefanik minutes before and expressed his support for her, according to a source close to the former president who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe a private conversation.
Stefanik, a 36-year-old Trump supporter who has become more visible in the GOP in recent years, has also received the support of No. 2 House Republican Leader Steve Scalise of Louisiana.
There were no other obvious candidates for the job. Next week, House Republicans will hold a closed-door vote on Cheney’s fate and her replacement, most likely Stefanik.
Never Trumpers start attacking Elise Stefanik, GOP conference chair favorite, saying she voted with Trump less than Never Trumper RINO Liz Cheneyhttps://t.co/2MematMYWY
— Dukes Defense (@DukesDefense) May 5, 2021
Love for Elise Stefanik to replace the Liz Cheney who’s gonna replace Rino Matt Rodney, Susan Collins Lisa Murkowski, and so on
— Cool Nana (@eastieroots) May 5, 2021
According to the New York Post:
Rep. Elise Stefanik has been working hard to build momentum for her bid to succeed Rep. Liz Cheney as chair of the House GOP Conference, according to a source familiar with the situation, as she seeks former President Donald Trump’s support.
Stefanik (R-NY) said she spoke with the 45th president Wednesday morning, shortly after securing House Minority Whip Steve Scalise’s endorsement, in conversations with GOP colleagues.
Although the former president does not have an official vote in the matter, his support would appeal to the large number of House Republicans who still regard him as the party’s de facto leader.
Sources: welovetrump.com, nypost.com, apnews.com