Washington | Young American-elect Elise Stephanic, Donald Trump’s candidate, Friday replaced the Republican hierarchy in Congress with a great enemy to former President Liz Cheney, underscoring the billionaire’s unparalleled control of his party.
The billionaire immediately rejoiced, echoing his famous slogan: “Republicans in the House of Representatives united and the movement to return America to greatness strong.”
Former moderate Elise Stefanek confirmed in her acceptance speech after the closed Republican vote in the House that Donald Trump played a “critical role” in the party.
After a tumultuous week with Republicans in Congress, which culminated in the removal of Liz Cheney from the party’s third place in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, the New York official presented herself as a strong supporter of strong support.
Of the 212 Republican members elected to the House of Representatives, 134 and 46 voted against her in a secret ballot. Liz Cheney was among thirty elected officials who did not participate, according to US media.
Elise Stefanek’s new role as “convention chairperson” is to convey the party’s message internally and to the electorate, a position even more important as the parliamentary elections approach in November 2022.
“The Americans know the stakes are very high,” she said.
And she stressed that the common enemy: “the extremist, destructive and left-wing extremist program” of Democratic President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The New York-elected official stressed that Liz Cheney, like other rare great critics of the former president, still had a place within the party, but at the same time confirmed her support for the former real estate mogul: “We are united and working with President Trump.”
She became “proud” conservative
But divisions within the party remain deep between the small anti-Trump group and the parliamentarians who support it … or remain silent.
Liz Cheney, daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, was among 10 Republicans in the House of Representatives who voted to impeach Donald Trump for “inciting a revolt” in the January 6 attack on Capitol Hill.
Then the Senate acquitted the former US president.
Since then, the relentlessly elected Wyoming representative has denounced “extremely dangerous lies” of the billionaire who claims, despite all the evidence, that the last presidential election was “stolen” from him.
“I don’t think he should lead the party,” she yelled at CNN Friday night. “And it’s really important that we Republicans stand up for the truth.”
More than four months after the attack, tension still haunts the halls of Congress.
On Wednesday, Marjorie Taylor Green, one of Trump’s elected bachelors for her controversial remarks, was punished again, a famously progressive young woman, Alexandrea Ocasio-Cortez, asking her why she supported “terrorists” – by invoking far-left groups and “black lives.” The “issue” movement. Rare behavior under the dome of the venerable Capitol, angered Democrats.
Elise Stefanic arrived at Congress in January 2015 with a much milder line than Liz Cheney, and she had initially kept her distance from Donald Trump.
It even voted against its major tax reform in 2017 and voiced opposition to many landmark decisions, including the US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement.
Elise Stefanek graduated from Harvard University and worked in the White House for George W. Bush from 2006 to 2009. She was 30 – at the time – the youngest woman to be elected to Congress.
Showcasing its development, as a “proud conservative republic” it received its internal elections on Friday.