Rising Republican star Elise Stefanik, who replaced a fierce critic of Donald Trump this week in a senior congressional office, insisted that the former president was still “necessary” for the party’s return to power.
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He is the leader of the party. She told Fox News that the voters will choose the leader of the Republican Party, and they continue to respect President Trump’s vision.
She stressed the “importance of the party,” noting that it would play “an important role in regaining control of the House of Representatives in 2022.”
Elise Stefanek, 36, replaced her Friday as the third-ranked Republican in the House of Representatives by Liz Cheney, who was ousted on Wednesday, underlining the billionaire’s unparalleled grip on political formation.
“Republicans are looking to the future, we are united (and) we are working as a team,” Stephanic said.
However, divisions within the party remain deep between the small anti-Trump group and parliamentarians who support him or are silent.
Elected in 2014 by a more moderate line than Liz Cheney, Elise Stefanic was initially distant from Donald Trump, and even opposed the president on several issues. But she has defended him vehemently since losing to Joe Biden.
The daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney was one of the few Republicans to vote in favor of accusing Donald Trump of “inciting revolt” in the attack on Capitol Hill on January 6.
Then the Senate acquitted the former president.
Mrs. Cheney also denounced the “very dangerous lies” of the billionaire who claims, despite all the evidence, that the last presidential election was “stolen”.
When asked about ABC on Sunday, Liz Cheney said she regrets voting for Donald Trump in the November 2020 presidential election.
“I would never have supported Joe Biden,” she admitted, but “I regret my vote,” saying she would run for a new Republican nomination for Mr. Trump.
“I will do everything in my power to make sure he will not be the candidate and all it takes to make sure he never approaches the Oval Office again,” she explained.
According to a CBS News poll published on Sunday, 80% of Republican voters who heard of him approve of the ouster of Blaise Cheney, while two-thirds (66%) believe loyalty to Trump is “important” to the party.