Elise Stefanik, the GOP Representative is set to become the next chairwoman of the conference of the Republican party. The reason for this is because currently, the party is taking action against Liz Cheney for publicly going against Donald Trump, the former President of the United States of America. Trump had claimed that there had been some irregularities in the presidential elections that took place in the year 2020. And Representative Cheney had openly termed this to be a “big lie.”
Elise Stefanik’s Elevation Proves The Scenario
The rise of the congresswoman from the state of New York within the Republican party and the way she has embraced the former President over the past few years is something that reflects the nature of the party itself. The party has continued to support Trump even if he no longer holds the office of the President. And they did so during the time when they took the action of overturning the 2020 elections. They have remained to be the backbone of the former President even after knowing the fact that he was responsible for the violence that broke out in the Capitol building on the 6th of January. The same riot that took away the lives of 5 people.
The fact that the GOP took the decision of elevating Elise Stefanik and rejected Cheney, makes it clear that Donald Trump still has a strong influence over the important decisions of the party. The elevation of Elise Stefanik can only mean one thing. That is irrespective of the hold people had over the Republican party in the past, they will be facing consequences if they go against former President Donald Trump.
Trump has been backed by Elise Stefanik in the year 2016 as the presidential nominee of the party. At that time she also worked to show herself as her district’s independent voice.