House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Donald Trump are backing Elise Stefanik to replace Liz Cheney as No. 3 in the House Republican caucus.
In a statement Wednesday, Trump said Cheney is a “warmongering fool who has no business in Republican Party Leadership. 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.”
The fervor over dismissing Cheney from her position has been mounting, and on Tuesday Kevin McCarthy said, “I’ve had it with her.”
Cheney allies have been framing her potential ouster as a litmus test for Republicans: Do they stand for truth or for lies?
Even the Wall Street Journal’s editorial stated, “purging Liz Cheney for honesty would diminish the party.” The newspaper also called out McCarthy for coordinating her takedown when he “knows Ms. Cheney is right. The election wasn’t stolen.”