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Wed May 5, 2021, 07:55 AM

No. 2 House Republican backs Elise Stefanik to replace Liz Cheney

Source: Axios

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) is openly supporting Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) to replace Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) as House Republican conference chair, according to a spokesperson.

Why it matters: Scalise's public endorsement of Stefanik marks a new escalation in House Republicans' internal feud over Cheney, who voted to impeach Donald Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and has continued to criticize the former president.

The rift has threatened to derail Republicans' chances of taking back control of the House in the 2022 elections. Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) the leader of the largest conservative caucus in the House suggested to Axios last week that Cheney could be ousted within a month.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was caught on a hot mic on Tuesday saying he's "lost confidence" in Cheney and "has had it with" her behavior.


Read more: https://www.axios.com/steve-scalise-liz-cheney-stefanik-house-republicans-4c267cc2-5d18-4507-a6c0-cc21e320cb6f.html

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 07:59 AM

1. Not a surprise. . .

But Rep. Cheney and other anti-Qs have "lost confidence" as well to their fellow nut case republicans. Insane or insaner who will win.

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Response to Lovie777 (Reply #1)

Wed May 5, 2021, 08:06 AM

2. Insaner because they don't care. They will do anything to stay in office.

Oath doesn't matter.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 08:15 AM

3. Screaming, lying Elise would fit right in.

Her histrionics during the first Trump impeachment trial were revolting.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #3)

Wed May 5, 2021, 11:58 AM

5. Exactly..seems to me, the Cheneys have much more clout than the drivel of the gqop..

I cannot say here, how I feel about the Cheneys..but, do I dare say the lesser of two evils - for me, this whole conversation is drivel..no substance..they want to walk off into the sunset with the likes of Marjorie RWNJ or Bang Bang Bobert or Elise S, or Biggs, or Gosar, who don't have a normal brain cell between them..go for it..

Liz Cheney is getting very strong, and the cowards are feelin' it!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 08:32 AM

4. The GQP,

Liz actually has a better voting record on the issues than Stefanik. (this according to old fashioned Republicans)

Stefanik is more in line with the GQP party.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 12:21 PM

6. Looks like defending the election results swiftly got her into their 'throw under bus' column. /nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 03:26 PM

7. They're not even pretending to care about America. Telling the truth is now a liability for recons.

What will they tell the children. Where in the Bible did Jesus say it's okay to hate people who look like him?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 04:28 PM

8. Heck she should get even

By switching parties, wouldn't that make the GQP heads explode?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 04:52 PM

9. The gift that will keep on giving. Good luck turning the page from your attempt to overthrow...

democracy,when Cheney starts showing up on various cable outlets to make her case.

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