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GOP votes to replace Cheney with Stefanik after backing from Trump

Posted on AllSides May 14th, 2021
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US House, House GOP, Elise Stefanik

House Republicans on Friday elevated Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) to replace Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) as the party’s conference chair, capping a tumultuous three-week stretch that exposed the deep divisions in a conference beholden to former President Trump.

Stefanik, who was backed by Trump and top House GOP leaders, easily defeated Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas), a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus who launched a last-minute challenge over concerns Stefanik’s voting record is too liberal. The vote was 134-46.

Three other Republicans, Reps. Jim Jordan (Ohio), Virginia Foxx...

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