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Elise Stefanik expected to replace Cheney, who was ousted for criticizing Trump’s election lie, as GOP conference chair – follow the latestElise Stefanik expected to replace Cheney, who was ousted for criticizing Trump’s election lie, as GOP conference chair – follow the latest
Wyoming congresswoman Liz Cheney, booted from her post as GOP House conference chair two days ago, has just been on New Hampshire Today live radio show, moments before her colleagues gathered to vote on her successor for the House GOP No. 3 post.
Following on from the news from an NBC interview with her that aired on Thursday morning, where she signaled - ie didn’t deny - that she would run for president if that was what it took to keep Donald Trump out of the Oval Office in future, she’s commented further.
The vote to oust Liz Cheney two days ago was over so quickly some House Republicans hadn’t even arrived in the room where it was happening by the time it was over.
GOP huddle should be going on now on the Hill.
Here’s an excerpt from the New York Times on Texan Chip Roy who is challenging frontrunner Elise Stefanik for the conference chair.
Good morning, live blog readers – it’s a hot Friday on the Hill and that’s nothing to do with the weather. It’s going to be a lively day, so buckle up.Good morning, live blog readers – it’s a hot Friday on the Hill and that’s nothing to do with the weather. It’s going to be a lively day, so buckle up.
Here’s what’s afoot in Washington and beyond.Here’s what’s afoot in Washington and beyond.
In less than 30 minutes, House Republicans are expected to vote behind closed doors for their choice to succeed the ousted Liz Cheney as House GOP conference chair.In less than 30 minutes, House Republicans are expected to vote behind closed doors for their choice to succeed the ousted Liz Cheney as House GOP conference chair.
It’s no secret that the likely choice is New York Republican congresswoman Elise Stefanik, who although being less conservative than Wyoming’s Cheney has cut a groove for herself as a loyalist of/apologist for Donald Trump.It’s no secret that the likely choice is New York Republican congresswoman Elise Stefanik, who although being less conservative than Wyoming’s Cheney has cut a groove for herself as a loyalist of/apologist for Donald Trump.
After Joe Biden and the CDC announced Thursday that the fully-vaccinated don’t need to wear masks in many places indoors or outdoors, there is a sense of tentative, growing relief that the pandemic is tamed in the US - at least for now, and we’ll bring you news on Covid-19.After Joe Biden and the CDC announced Thursday that the fully-vaccinated don’t need to wear masks in many places indoors or outdoors, there is a sense of tentative, growing relief that the pandemic is tamed in the US - at least for now, and we’ll bring you news on Covid-19.
The US president will meet Dreamers – undocumented youth protected from deportation by Obama-era rules – in the Oval Office this afternoon.The US president will meet Dreamers – undocumented youth protected from deportation by Obama-era rules – in the Oval Office this afternoon.