After months of tension with, as former President Donald Trump would say, “warmonger” Rep. Liz Cheney, House Republicans have officially removed her from her position as conference chair, the third-highest position among the House GOP. Voted in to replace her is Trump-endorsed Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, who represents New York’s 21st District.
Once again, “America First” wins and the establishment GOP loses.
Almost unanimously, GOP members of Congress voted 134-46 on Friday to elect Stefanik as the House Republicans Conference Chair to succeed predecessor Cheney.
NEW: New York Rep. Elise Stefanik is named House Republican Conference chair along a 134-46 vote, replacing her predecessor Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming.
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) May 14, 2021
Stefanik celebrated her victory by vowing to “fight on behalf of the American people to save our country from the radical Socialist Democrat agenda of President Biden and Nancy Pelosi,” she wrote in a statement.
To combat Biden’s “economic crisis, border crisis, an energy crisis, and a national security crisis,” the congresswoman said the “House Republicans will continue to put forth policies focused on growing our economy and getting people back to work.”
She also added that the House GOP will also focus on “reopening our schools, promoting American energy independence, securing our border, strengthening our national security, and protecting the Constitution.”
My statement as the newly elected House GOP Conference Chair. pic.twitter.com/emb6lNxPRm
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) May 14, 2021
Stefanik’s win comes after a strong endorsement from Trump who called her “a far superior choice” to Cheney, and said Elise Stefanik has his “COMPLETE and TOTAL Endorsement for GOP Conference Chair.”
“Liz Cheney is a warmongering fool who has no business in Republican Party Leadership,” Trump stated. “We want leaders who believe in the Make America Great Again movement, and prioritize the values of America First.”
Stefanik’s election shows an important shift favoring Trump’s “America First” agenda among Republican lawmakers.
Not only does Trump have the support of half of America’s voters, but he is now seeing undoubted allegiance from the House GOP, which, until now, was yet to be proven.
Although select Congressmen, such as Matt Gaetz or Jim Jordan, have routinely supported the former president, this is the first time a power shift has occurred on elected officials’ own will, outside of elections decided by voters.
As Trump continues to make a resurgence, hopefully, more lawmakers align their political goals with the former president who represents the interests of the American people.