House Republicans Vote For Liz Cheney Replacement

( Two days after Liz Cheney was removed from her position as Republican Conference Chair, in a vote of 134 to 46 House Republicans voted overwhelmingly for New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik to take her place.

This in spite of the fact that, as far as voting record goes, Stefanik is far less conservative than even Cheney. Where Cheney voted 92.9% of the time in support of Trump’s agenda, Stefanik was a less reliable 77.7%.

But where Stefanik excels is in fundraising and campaigning for Republican candidates – which is precisely what is expected of the Republican Conference Chair, and something Cheney failed to do.

During the 2020 election, Stefanik led the effort to recruit and elect Republican women. Over two dozen Freshmen Republicans elected in 2020 are women – many of them unseating incumbent Democrats in the process. That is due in large part to the efforts of Elise Stefanik.

Cheney’s only election effort, on the other hand, was trying to defeat Kentucky Republican Thomas Massie through a primary challenge.

President Trump was 100% on board with the choice of Stefanik – no doubt in large part due to her handling of the UkraineGate Impeachment hearings in late 2019.

It was Stefanik that exposed the lies of Impeachment star witness Marie Yovanovitch.

Stefanik’s questioning of impeachment witnesses gained wide support among Republican voters. But it also made her the target of derision and attacks from the anti-Trump Resistance – including former Lincoln Project member George Conway whose response to Stefanik’s effective questioning was to tweet, “@EliseStefanik is lying trash. Please give to her opponent, @TedraCobb.”

He wasn’t the only one who reacted this way.

In response to Stefanik’s stalwart work during those hearings, her Democrat challenger, Tedra Cobb was flooded with campaign donations from Democrats all over the country.

All that money, however, did nothing for Tedra’s campaign except drain the wallets of the anti-Trumpers. Stefanik crushed Cobb in November — carrying 65% of the vote.

At the end of the day, the most important mission for the Republican Conference Chair is fundraising and getting Republicans elected to the House.

Cheney wasn’t up to the job.

Elise Stefanik has already proven that she is.