Stefanik Chosen To Replace Cheney In GOP Leadership Role


House Republican Conference Elects New Chair To Replace Liz Cheney

House Republicans have chosen Rep. Elise Stefanik to replace the ousted Liz Cheney as conference chair, the No. 3 leadership position in the House GOP.

Stefanik was voted into the role Friday morning by a 134-46 vote. Afterwards, she promised her fellow Republicans that "my focus is on unity".

Cheney was removed from the position earlier this week, after losing support from a large number of Republicans over her criticism of Donald Trump. Stefanik is a Trump supporter who had the former president's endorsement for the conference chair job.

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