GOP’s Liz Cheney Problem Shows ‘Mini-Revolution’ in Republican Party: Biden

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    Representative Liz Cheney’s grip on her No. 3 House Republican job all but vanished as former President Donald Trump endorsed replacing her with New York Representative Elise Stefanik, who also has the backing of the chamber’s second-ranking GOP leader.

    The former president’s intervention shows how he is determined to keep his hold on the party heading into the 2022 election and beyond, and how willing the GOP leadership is to give him that control.

    Cheney has been a vocal and persistent critic of Trump and his unfounded claims of election fraud, which has left her increasingly isolated in the party. In his statement, Trump said Cheney “has no business in Republican Party Leadership.”

    “Liz will have more to say in the coming days,” Jeremy Adler, a spokesperson for Cheney, said in a email Wednesday. “This moment is about much more than a House leadership fight.”

    Stefanik, 36, who represents upstate New York, has been making calls to her colleagues to gauge support, according to a person familiar with the matter. House Republican Whip Steve Scalise’s backing indicates she’ll have the votes to replace Cheney at the next meeting of House Republicans, likely next week.

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