Forty-eight hours after House Republicans ousted Rep. Liz Cheney from the conference chair role for calling out former President Donald Trump’s “Big Lie” that the 2020 election was stolen, the same GOP caucus voted to elevate Rep. Elise Stefanik to the No. 3 leadership position to replace Cheney.
The final result was 134 votes for Stefanik and 46 for Rep. Chip Roy, according to multiple sources in the room.
Elise Stefanik, a high-profile Trump defender was widely anticipated to win.
Reps. John Katko, Ashley Hinson and Mike Kelly all gave speeches for Stefanik, per a member in the room.
Rep. Ralph Norman addressed the GOP conference to second Rep. Ken Buck’s nomination for Roy as conference chair, per a member in the room.
Rep. Lauren Boebert also spoke to nominate Roy.