Now that the GOP has united against Rep. Liz Cheney for calling out former President Donald Trump’s Big Lie that the 2020 election was stolen.
It appears like GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik will become the next House Republican conference chairwoman.
The ascent of the New York congresswoman within the party and her embrace of Trump in recent years mirrors the development of her party.
Which has united behind Trump and remains loyal to him despite the fact that the former President is no longer in office.
And despite the fact that he attempted to overturn the last presidential election and incited a deadly attack on the US Capitol.
The Republican Party’s promotion of Stefanik and rejection of Cheney shows that Trump is still in control of the party and the repercussions that Republicans.
Even those who have held leadership positions or whose family has a long and distinguished history in the GOP, can face if they publicly oppose the former President.
Elise Stefanik First Elected as Right-of-Center Republican
After being elected in 2014 as a moderate Republican on a platform of independence and bipartisanship, Stefanik initially refrained from endorsing Donald Trump for president in 2016.
With Trump in the White House, she delivered on her campaign promises to take stands at odds with his. However, she has quickly risen in the party as one of his most outspoken supporters.
Both Trump supporters Ross and Lee identified as Republicans claimed they had voted for Stefanik in the past because of her support for conservative policies including gun rights and tax cuts.
However, they praised her for sharing Trump’s belief in his own false assertions about the upcoming 2020 election.
“Many anomalies present themselves. When it comes to the ballots cast in states like Arizona and Georgia, it’s difficult to ascertain their provenance “That’s what Ross had to say.
Elise Stefanik, a congresswoman from New York, spoke at a Washington, D.C., event honouring Central American human rights fighters in October 2021.
One of the most outspoken supporters of Donald Trump this month, and a fierce opponent of the House committee that met on January 6, she has been a prominent voice for both sides.
“This is not a serious investigation, and we want every American to know that. A political witch hunt is underway, “Said Stefanik in an interview with the conservative Newsmax in 2020.