Trump supports Stefanik to replace Cheney as GOP conference chair

Following calls for Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) to resign as GOP conference chair, on Wednesday former President Trump privately endorsed Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) to take her place.

Punchbowl News was the first to report on the endorsement. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) also endorsed Stefanik in a public statement Wednesday.

Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) alluded that there are more GOP members against Cheney on Fox and Friends Tuesday. “I have heard from members concerned about her ability to carry out the job, carry out the message,” the California representative said.

Stefanik pledged to object the certification of the 2020 election and defended Trump during his first impeachment.

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