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Elise Stefanik Gains Momentum to Replace Liz Cheney as GOP No. 3

Posted on AllSides May 5th, 2021
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House GOP Whip Steve Scalise (R., La.) backed Rep. Elise Stefanik (R., N.Y.) to replace embattled Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming as GOP conference chairwoman, amid frustration by party leaders over Ms. Cheney’s comments criticizing former President Donald Trump.

The second-ranking House Republican’s formal endorsement of Ms. Stefanik—even before Ms. Cheney has been voted out of her position—exposed the high level of resentment between her and other House GOP leaders.

“House Republicans need to be solely focused on taking back the House in 2022 and fighting against Speaker Pelosi and...

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