Liz Cheney vote count latest – Elise Stefanik could replace Wyoming Republican after House GOP voted to remove her
GOP Rep. Elise Stefanik is favored to take over the position formerly held by Liz Cheney before her ousting on Wednesday.
Stefanik, the 36-year-old lawmaker from New York, originally criticized former President Donald Trump during his 2016 campaign for his “inappropriate, offensive” comments on the notorious Access Hollywood tape.
Since then, her stance has flipped, and when she voted against Trump’s impeachment, he called her a “new Republican star.”
Stefanik was the youngest woman ever elected to Congress in 2014, and the first woman to serve as the recruitment chair for the National Republican Congressional Committee.
Cheney, 54, lost her post as House Republican Conference chair due to ongoing comments against Trump.
Cheney has often been vocal against former President Donald Trump and politicians from her own party.
The Republican was also facing backlash from colleagues as she has criticized them for promoting “the big lie” of baseless election fraud back in 2020.
Trump and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise have backed Stefanik.
On Tuesday, Cheney gave a speech on the House floor firing back at Trump and blasted fellow Republicans for backing the former president even after the attack on the US Capitol earlier this year.
Read our Liz Cheney live blog for the latest on the vote…
HOW DID LIZ CHENEY DEFEND HER ANTI-TRUMP STANCE?
Despite invoking the ire of her GOP colleagues, Liz Cheney continues to stand firmly against Former President Trump.
“Millions of Americans have been misled by the former president. They hear his words but not the truth,” the vocal Republican representative said in a speech on Tuesday.
“This is not about policy. This is not about partisanship. This is about our duty as Americans,” the Wyoming rep continued. “Remaining silent and ignoring the lie emboldens the liar.”
WHAT IS HILLARY CLINTON’S TAKE ON CHENEY’S REMOVAL?
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton waded in to decry the decision to remove Cheney.
Clinton wrote on Twitter: “Given a choice between defending American democracy and abandoning all reality and principle for Donald Trump, the GOP has once again chosen Donald Trump.”
McCARTHY FORESHADOWS VOTE AGAINST CHENEY IN HOT MIC
HOUSE Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was caught on a hot mic slamming fellow GOP representative Liz Cheney shortly before the critical vote that removed her from leadership.
“I’ve had it with … I’ve had it with her,” the politician continued. “You know, I’ve lost confidence. … Well, someone just has to bring a motion, but I assume that will probably take place.”
TRUMP JR SAYS HE WILL RUN AGAINST LIZ CHENEY
The son of Former President Trump told Politico Playbook he would run for Liz Cheney’s Wyoming seat.
“I hear it’s lovely during primary season,” Donald Jr. said, implying his intentions to take the seat from the GOP lawmaker who voted to impeach his father.
The primary won’t be held until August 2022 – but Trump Jr’s message was a clear warning to the congresswoman that the Trump family won’t forget she was one of ten House Republicans to vote to impeach, the Daily Mail reports.
100 REPUBLICANS SAY THEY WILL FORM NEW PARTY IF GOP WON’T DITCH TRUMP
More than 100 influential Republican lawmakers, including Governors Christine Whitman, Tom Ridge, and Evan McMullin, threatened to form a new party if the GOP won’t distance itself from Former President Trump.
“We’re going [to] give the GOP one last chance to get its act together and moderate, but we’re not going to hold our breath,” former official Miles Taylor, who wrote an “anonymous” op-ed criticizing Trump, told NBC.
WHO STILL SUPPORTS LIZ CHENEY?
Some members of the GOP who voted to impeach Trump have stuck behind Liz Cheney, despite her fall from grace with the GOP.
“You cannot unite with lies, if somebody is going to use lies to gain power and say, ‘let’s have unity,’ you can’t do it,” said Rep. Adam Kinzinger this week.
“If a prerequisite for leading our conference is lying to our voters, then Liz is not the best fit,” said Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, who also voted to impeach Trump.
CHENEY SAYS SHE WILL LEAD FIGHT AGAINST TRUMP
After members of her own party voted to remove her from her leadership role, Rep. Liz Cheney said she would continue to push back against Former President Trump, calling his claim of election fraud “the big lie.”
“I intend to be the leader, one of the leaders, in a fight to help to restore our party, in a fight to bring our party back to substance and principle and in a fight to make clear that we won’t participate in the really dangerous effort that’s underway,” Cheney told NBC in an exclusive interview.
JEFF FLAKE MAINTAINS SUPPORT FOR CHENEY
Former Arizona Senator Jeff Flake has stood by Liz Cheney throughout his party’s removal of the Wyoming Congresswoman from her position of leadership.
“The same day House Republicans removed Liz Cheney for telling the truth, a House Republican described January 6th as a ‘normal tourist visit,'” Flake tweeted Wednesday, a reference to a comment made by GOP Rep. Andrew Clyde.
“I served on Capitol Hill for 18 years,” Flake continued. “This was not a normal tourist visit.”
ELISE STEFANIK RELEASES LETTER ON HER VISION TO ‘UNIFY GOP’
Elise Stefanik, the GOP Congresswoman expected to replace Liz Cheney, tweeted out a statement on Wednesday spelling out her motivations to run for the position of conference chair.
“Despite the media’s endless attempts to divide us, our members are united in our laser focus on defeating the radical socialist agenda of President Biden and Speaker Pelosi,” the statement reads.
ELISE STEFANIK LIKELY TO REPLACE CHENEY
New York Rep. Elise Stefanik is favored as the most likely replacement for Liz Cheney after the Wyoming legislator was voted out of her leadership role today.
Although Stefanik criticized Trump during his 2016 run, she has since become his vocal supporter.
Stefanik has supported Trump’s claim that the 2020 presidential election was rigged and voted to invalidate Biden’s victory after the January 6 insurrection.
At 30, Stefanik was the youngest woman ever elected to Congress in 2014.
TRUMP JR READS DAD’S ‘EPIC’ RESPONSE TO CHENEY REMOVAL
In a video posted to Rumble, Donald Jr. read his father’s statement that “Liz Cheney is a bitter, horrible human being.”
“I watched her yesterday and realized how bad she is for the Republican Party,” he continued.
“You can’t be a CNN Republican in this GOP,” he tweeted alongside the video.
LIZ CHENEY BOOED ON HER WAY OUT
Republican lawmakers booed Rep. Liz Cheney when she criticized Trump in her speech responding to her removal from leadership.
“We cannot let the former president drag us backward and make us complicit in his efforts to unravel our democracy,” she said. “Down that path lies our destruction, and potentially the destruction of our country.”
TRUMP SUPPORTS STEFANIK TO REPLACE CHENEY
Former President Trump wants Elise Stefanik to take over the position left open after Liz Cheney was ousted Wednesday morning.
“Elise Stefanik is a far superior choice, and she has my COMPLETE and TOTAL endorsement for GOP Conference Chair,” he wrote in a statement released May 5th. “Elise is a tough and smart communicator!”
McCARTHY SAYS ELECTION QUESTIONS ARE ‘ALL OVER WITH’
Hours after voting to boot Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership position in the party, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy dismissed questions of the presidential election’s legitimacy.
“I don’t think anybody is questioning the legitimacy of the presidential election,” he told reporters. “That’s all over with. We are sitting here with the president today.”
LIZ CHENEY MAY BE REPLACED AS GOP CHAIR AS EARLY AS FRIDAY
Rep Liz Cheney was removed from her leadership position with the Republican party on Wednesday, and several of her colleagues have already rallied around Rep Elise Stefanik to replace her.
Stefanik represents an upstate New York district. Cheney represents Wyoming.
A vote on her to take over Cheney’s previous conference chair position is expected on Friday, NBC News reported.
PRESS SEC JEN PSAKI SAYS LIZ CHENEY WAS ‘ATTACKED’ FOR BEING TRUTHFUL
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki seemed to categorize the removal of Rep Liz Cheney from her Republican leadership position on Wednesday morning for being truthful as an “attack.”
“It’s disturbing to see any leader, regardless of party, being attacked for simply speaking the truth and as the president said last week, it’s hard to understand,” Psaki said, according to White House reported Kathryn Watson.
REP LIZ CHENEY REMOVED AS GOP CONFERENCE CHAIR WEDNESDAY
Rep Liz Cheney was removed from her position as House Republican Conference Chair on Wednesday morning.
Chief Congressional Correspondent Manu Raju reported the news to fellow CNN correspondent Jake Tapper, with Tapper writing on Twitter, “@mkraju reports: @Liz_Cheney has been ousted from her position as House GOP Conference Chair.”
Other reporters confirmed the quick vote on the social media platform.
CHENEY CRITICIZED TRUMP ON DAY OF GOP OUSTING VOTE
The very day Rep Liz Cheney was ousted as House Republican Conference Chair in a vote by her colleagues, she criticized former President Donald Trump.
“I’m told when Cheney criticized Trump she was booed by other Republicans in the room,” reporter Annie Grayer shared on Twitter.
It is widely understood that much of the reason Cheney was ousted was due to her lack of support for Trump and Republicans who stand with him.
HILLARY CLINTON SAYS GOP CHOSE TRUMP OVER CHENEY
Former Secretary of State and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke out after House Republicans voted to remove Liz Cheney from her top leadership position in the party on Wednesday.
“Given a choice between defending American democracy and abandoning all reality and principle for Donald Trump, the GOP has once again chosen Donald Trump,” she tweeted with an article about the ousting.
GRAHAM SAYS BIDEN’S ‘LIBERAL AGENDA’ IS MORE DANGEROUS TO CONSERVATISM THAN DONALD TRUMP
Sen Lindsey Graham released a statement after Liz Cheney was removed from her leadership role with the Republican party and suggested former President Donald Trump is not the danger to their party she makes him out to be.
“Congresswoman Liz Cheney has been a solid conservative and strong voice on national security. However, in my view, she has taken a position regarding former President Trump which is out of the mainstream of the Republican Party,” the statement started.
“I am hoping the Republican Party will understand the biggest threat to conservatism is not Donald Trump, but the liberal agenda being pushed by the Biden administration and their radical allies.”
GRAHAM CLAIMS CHENEY VOTE WAS NOT ABOUT TRUMP IMPEACHMENT
Sen Lindsey Graham released a statement after Liz Cheney was ousted from her leadership role with the Republican party and said ultimately, the vote was not about her choice to impeach former President Donald Trump.
“Congresswoman Liz Cheney has been a solid conservative and strong voice on national security. However, in my view, she has taken a position regarding former President Trump which is out of the mainstream of the Republican Party,” the statement began.
“Today’s decision by the House Republican Conference regarding Congresswoman Cheney was not about her vote for impeachment. It was about her belief that President Trump should be purged from the Republican Party and those who objected to the results of the 2020 election should be disqualified from future leadership positions.”
“As a result, the House Republican Conference has decided to move forward in a different direction,” the statement noted.
WHY DID LIZ CHENEY LOSE HER REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP ROLE?
Rep Liz Cheney lost her leadership position with the Republican party on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.
Cheney lost her position as House Republican Conference chair thanks to ongoing comments against former President Donald Trump.
She also criticized many GOP members for promoting “the big lie” of baseless election fraud back in 2020.
WHEN WILL LIZ CHENEY BE REPLACED?
After Rep Liz Cheney was removed from her leadership position with the Republican party, several of her colleagues have now rallied around Rep Elise Stefanik to replace her.
Stefanik represents an upstate New York district, and a vote on her to take Cheney’s old conference chair position is expected on Friday, NBC News reported.
WHAT STATE IS LIZ CHENEY A REPRESENTATIVE IN?
Liz Cheney lost her role as House Republican Conference chair due to ongoing comments against former President Trump on Wednesday
She is currently a representative for the state of Wyoming.
She was previously the third highest ranking member in Republican leadership.
REPUBLICANS PREVIOUSLY VOTED TO KEEP LIZ CHENEY IN HER LEADERSHIP ROLE
House Republicans voted to remove Rep Liz Cheney from her leadership role in a voice vote Wednesday, but previously voted to keep her in the position.
During an hours-long voting session back in February, GOP politicians actually voted 145-61 (with one abstention) by secret ballot to keep Cheney as House Republican Conference Chair.