Rep. Elise Stefanik building support to succeed Liz Cheney in GOP leadership: sources

Rep. Elise Stefanik building support to succeed Liz Cheney in GOP leadership: sources

5/5/2021 12:51:00 AM

Rep. Elise Stefanik building support to succeed Liz Cheney in GOP leadership: sources

Rep. Elise Stefanik, a rising star in the Republican Party, is making calls and building support among her colleagues to become the next House GOP conference chair, several sources have told Fox News.

GOP conference chair, several sources have told Fox News.Stefanik, 36, has emerged as a viable alternative for the No. 3 Republican leadership post should Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., get ousted by her colleagues as soon as next week.Cheney survived a vote of no confidence in February following her support for the impeachment of former President Donald Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. But since then, Republicans have

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raised more frustrationsabout Cheney over her ongoing disagreements with Trump and with GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.Cheney, 54, has stood by her impeachment vote regarding the Capitol riot and said she wouldn't support Trump if he ran for president again in 2024.

REPUBLICANS INCREASINGLY VOCAL ABOUT HOLDING ANOTHER CHENEY VOTE SOONRepublicans are eyeing another vote on their conference chair after Congress returns to Washington, D.C., next week. What's different about this potential vote is that there's a formidable successor eying the job, according to one Republican.

"I suspect that within the next two weeks Elise Stefanik will be our conference chair," Rep. Lance Gooden, R-Texas, told Fox News Tuesday. Rep. Elise Stefanik addresses the virtual RNC on Aug. 26, 2020. Stefanik was a staunch defender of former President Trump during impeachment. (Photo Courtesy of the Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee via Getty Images)

Stefanik and her office did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment. But several Capitol Hill sources say she's been calling her colleagues directly to shore up support.CHENEY'S ROLE AS GOP CONFERENCE CHAIR AGAIN IN JEOPARDY AMID TRUMP FEUD

"She's been whipping votes in the event Liz is ousted," one GOP member of Congress told Fox News.The path for Stefanik got a little clearer when Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., said he wouldn't be running for conference chair. Banks is chairman of the influential Republican Study Committee and has taken on a key role of conservative messaging against the Biden administration.

A spokesperson for Banks confirmed to Fox News that he would not be running to replace Cheney.Stefanik, R-N-Y., was first elected to the House in 2014 and was the youngest woman ever elected to Congress at the time, then 30. Her record was broken in 2019 when a 29-year-old Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., entered Congress.

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LIZ CHENEY DOESN’T RULE OUT 2024 PRESIDENTIAL BIDSince then, Stefanik rose through the ranks on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Intelligence Committee, where she was a staunch defender of Trump during his first impeachment regarding foreign interference in the 2020 presidential election.

Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., walks through the Senate Reception Room before the start of the Senate impeachment trial proceedings on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. Stefanik is building support to become the new House GOP conference chair should Rep. Liz Cheney get ousted. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

She's worked hard to recruit, support and elect more Republican women to Congress through her fundraising committee known as E-PAC.  Read more: Fox News »

Statements on Passing of Michael Collins

The following is a statement from acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk on the passing of Michael Collins:

Boy Rupert Murdoch does love his fascists. She will only hasten the destruction of the GOP. The trump QAnon Republican Party is alive &kicking their own out of office. Liz Cheney is the first to go. 10 Republicans voted to impeach trump, who’s the next one that trump QAnon GOP will go after. Shame on you for not supporting truth!RepLizCheney

What a disgrace 🇺🇸 Stefanik. What an embarrassment. GOP has their heads up their you know what. The GQP has turned into the BigLie I guess the Republican Party will EAT their own 🤷‍♀️ ⬛🟥⬜⬛🟥⬜⬛🟥⬜⬛🟥⬜⬛ 🟥 FoxNooz Cowards 🟥 ⬛ 💰 ⬛ 🟥 💲 Getting RICH 💲 🟥 ⬛⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜⬛ 🟥⬜ 📢 SPEWING ANGER 💥 🟥 ⬛⬜⬜⬜⬜💰⬜💥⬜⬜⬜⬜⬛

She would do great! It's pathetic that Liz Cheney is the only republican that has a brain. If you think that we true Americans for democracy will allow you kool-aid QANON Republicans to destroy the republic with your Trump is all superior trance. You will not be successful at overthrowing the USA.🇺🇲

Rep. Elise Stefanik on path to GOP leadership after aligning with TrumpNow, she’s on the verge of joining Republican leadership, as a growing number of lawmakers call for Rep. Liz Cheney to be replaced as the No. 3 House Republican. It's boring to sit at home alone, looking for someone to spend time with Hopefully she’ll go to prison with him too

Rep. Elise Stefanik could be one-term GOP conference chair if she beats Liz CheneyRep. Elise Stefanik is telling Republicans on the fence that she intends to serve just one term as GOP conference chair in an effort to lock in support for the House leadership position, Fox News has confirmed.

GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik Dragged Over 'Cringeworthy' Boast About Trump SupportThe New York Republican said she was “honored.” Critics said she should be anything but. She “earned” Trump’s “support”. That’s one way to say it. Useful idiot White Supremacy Hounds want Liz to lie. DJT knows damn well he lost the 2020 election. No matter how much you lie,we know the TRUTH!!! LizCheney

Elise Stefanik Gains Momentum to Replace Liz Cheney as GOP No. 3House GOP Whip Steve Scalise backed New York congresswoman Elise Stefanik as GOP conference chairwoman after Cheney’s persistent critical comments of former President Donald Trump. So the GQP is going full fascist. They deserve their inevitable downfall. You can earn good returns from Crypto/Forex Trade without trading yourself. Invest in automated trading, let experts manage your account. ChangellyTrades MABEL_FX111 thanks

How Elise Stefanik – Liz Cheney's likely GOP leadership replacement – went from moderate to MAGASometime next week, Republicans are almost certain to strip Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney of her position as House Conference chair and replace her with New York Rep. Elise Stefanik. Stefanik has no personal Moral Compass. These folks dont care they are just trolls there is no governing principle they are beholden to Stefanik taking Liz's job is like Comey-Barrett stealing Ruth Bader Ginsburg's SCOTUS seat