The U.S. House Republican Caucus voted today to elect Rep. Stefanik of New York as caucus chairman, replacing Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, who was voted out of the chairmanship only two days ago because of her opposition to former President Trump. The caucus is being chaired by Rep.
AFP reports that Elise Stefanik, who was originally a moderate, has since become a staunch Trump defender. The 36-year-old was elected caucus chair this time, becoming the third most powerful Republican in the federal House of Representatives, and the most powerful Republican woman in the House.
Speaking to reporters after the vote, Stefaniak said, “Thank you to my colleagues for electing me to chair the House Republican Caucus. My focus will be on unity. The American people know what’s at stake.”
The Republican Party is locked in a fiery debate over its own future direction, seeking unity. Stefaniak said today that the Republican Party’s primary goal right now is to craft a unified message to win back the House majority.
Stefanik added: “We will fight every day for (Americans) against the destructive radical, far-left socialist approach to governance of President Joe Biden and (House Speaker) Nancy Pelosi, which is destroying America.”