The Republican Party of the United States voted on Friday (14th) to elect Elise Stefanik, a female congresswoman of New York State and a loyal ally of former President Trump, as the new chairman of the Republican Conference of the House of Representatives. She succeeded Liz Cheney, the daughter of former Vice President Cheney who stepped down in a closed-door vote and became the third-largest leader of the Republican Party in the House of Representatives.
Stefanick, who won the election, got 134 votes in the closed-door voting meeting, defeating his opponent, Texas Rep. Chip Roy, who received only 46 votes. Stefanick emphasized to reporters after the meeting that Trump’s influence within the Republican Party still exists. “He (Trump) is an important voice of the Republican Party, and we look forward to working with him.”
Stefanick is 36 years old and has served as a member of the Federal House of Representatives since 2015. She has defended Trump in a high-profile manner when she twice impeached Trump. Liz Cheney has repeatedly criticized Trump for harming American democracy, describing Trump’s lobbying of Americans to believe that someone has stolen the election as an unprecedented threat in the United States. She was recently removed from the post of chairman of the House of Representatives meeting by the Republican Party due to the destruction of party unity.