House Republicans have voted to keep Donald Trump loyalist Alice Stefanik in the lead, reaffirming the former president’s steadfast commitment to the party more than three months before he left the White House.
Republican lawmakers voted in a secret ballot Friday morning after they fired Liz Cheney, a congresswoman from Wyoming and daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, for the same position. Attack On Trump
StephanicCheney, a 36-year-old lawmaker from a rural area in northern New York State, has won the presidency of the House Republican Conference after being challenged from the right by Chip Roy, a member of Congress in Texas. Conservative certificates
“The American people are suffering from economic crisis, border crisis, energy crisis and national security crisis because of leftist radical policies.”
Stefanik was often critical of Trump before his congressional career, but in the last term of his presidency he became one of his most ardent supporters in Congress. Instead, Trump favored his rise within the party with a statement ahead of Friday’s vote.
“Republican House members can’t imagine that Chip will be able to go with the verdict – he didn’t do a great job, and will probably come to a successful primary position in his own district. I support Alice on the chip from afar!”
A week has passed since Stephanik’s ascent Internal drama and strife Just before he was removed from the Republican leadership within the Republican Party, Cheney launched a vicious attack on members of his allies to pull Trump in and undermine U.S. democracy.
Cheney was one of the few Republicans who did Voted in favor of impeachment Trump launched a deadly attack on the U.S. capital on Jan. 6 by a mob of his supporters this year.
“I will not sit back and sit quietly while others lead our party in a way that abandons the rule of law and joins the former president’s crusade to weaken our democracy,” Cheney said.
The election of Stefanik as president of the conference – effectively the number three position in the Caucasus – reflects the extent to which the party leader in the lower chamber, Kevin McCarthy, has come to accept Trump’s influence on his rank and file members.
After the January attack, McCarthy said Trump took “responsibility” for the deadly riots, but later defended the former president.
This week, he insisted that he accept Joe Biden as the next US president Meeting At the White House, he tried to avoid accusations that he supported conspiracy theories about the 2020 election.
“I don’t think anyone is questioning the legitimacy of the presidential election,” McCarthy said. “I think it’s over.”