Former President Donald Trump endorsed New York Rep. Elise Stefanik to replace Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney as House Republican Conference Chair, while the conference prepares for a likely vote next week.
“Liz Cheney is a warmongering fool who has no business in Republican Party Leadership,” Trump wrote in a statement Wednesday.
“We want leaders who believe in the Make America Great Again movement, and prioritize the values of America first. Elise Stefanik is a far superior choice, and she has my COMPLETE and TOTAL Endorsement for GOP Conference Chair. Elise is a tough and smart communicator!” he wrote.
Cheney survived a referendum on her role in leadership three months after her futile crusade to recruit GOP members in support of Trump’s second impeachment. The three-term Wyoming lawmaker ended up one of 10 Republicans to join Democrats in the effort, several of whom had already announced their intent to vote in line with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the extreme measure.