It’s being reported this morning that Republicans have selected a replacement for Liz Cheney ahead of next week’s vote to oust Cheney as the conference chair::
The top two Republicans in the House are behind Rep. Elise Stefanik’s efforts to replace Rep. Liz Cheney as Republican conference chair as the party continues to grapple over former President Trump’s future role, according to a report.
Fox News confirmed Tuesday that Stefanik, R-N.Y., is making calls to members to build support for a potential challenge to Cheney, R-Wyo. A senior GOP leadership source told Fox News earlier this week a vote to remove Cheney is “more than likely.”
Punchbowl News, which first reported Scalise’s support for Stefanik, also reported Wednesday that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., is working to ensure Stefanik is the only one challenging Cheney.
Not only does she have McCarthy and Scalie’s support, Stefanik also has Trump’s backing:
Earlier this year Liz Cheney was able to stave off defeat after a contentious vote, but it’s not looking right now that she’ll be able to pull another houdini out of her hat.
Here’s more on the vote that was just tweeted by Chad Pergram: