Sources say that The 45th President of The United States has thrown his endorsement behind Elise Stefanik.
Liz Cheney has a tough road ahead of her.
She really went against the majority of The GOP, and it doesn’t really make any sense why. I mean anyone with any sort of sense saw the direction the party was going in.
Cheney, like other RINOs, decided to march to the beat of their own drums, and now it is catching up to them in a big way.
President Trump has effectively become the kingmaker for The GOP. Anyone he puts his weight behind is going to have some serious clout in any race.
He was right in saying that everyone wants his endorsement….well almost everyone.
Here is what people are saying:
The Associated Press reported:
No. 3 House Republican Liz Cheney was clinging to her post Wednesday as party leaders lined up behind an heir apparent, signaling that the fallout over her repeated clashes with former President Donald Trump were becoming too much for her to overcome.
Trump issued a statement giving his “COMPLETE and TOTAL Endorsement” to Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York to replace Cheney. Minutes earlier, he’d spoken by phone to Stefanik and expressed his backing for her, said a person close to the former president who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe a private conversation.
Stefanik, a 36-year-old Trump loyalist who’s played an increasingly visible role within the GOP in recent years, was also endorsed by No. 2 House Republican leader Steve Scalise of Louisiana.
There were no other visible contenders for the post. A closed-door showdown vote by House Republicans on Cheney’s fate and her replacement, likely by Stefanik, is possible next week.
The New York Post wrote:
Rep. Elise Stefanik has been actively working to shore up support for her bid to replace Rep. Liz Cheney as House GOP Conference chair, a source familiar with the matter tells The Post, as she locks in the backing of former President Donald Trump.
In conversations with GOP colleagues, Stefanik (R-NY) said she spoke to the 45th president Wednesday morning, shortly after securing House Minority Whip Steve Scalise’s endorsement.
While the former commander-in-chief doesn’t have an official vote in the matter, his endorsement will speak to the vast number of House Republicans who still consider him the de facto head of the party.