Top Republicans McCarthy, Scalise back Stefanik as Cheney replacement amid battle over Trump

Fox News confirmed Tuesday that Stefanik, R-N.Y。, is making calls to members to build support for a potential challenge to Cheney. A senior GOP leadership source told Fox News earlier this week a vote to remove Cheney ismore than likely.

众议院少数派史蒂夫·斯卡尔塞斯, R-La。, spokesperson Lauren Fine told Fox News Wednesday thatHouse Republicans need to be solely focused on taking back the House in 2022and Elise Stefanik is strongly committed to doing that, which is why Whip Scalise has pledged to support her for Conference Chair.

Punchbowl News, which first reported Scalise’s support for Stefanik, also reported Wednesday that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif。, is working to ensure Stefanik, R-N.Y。, is the only one challenging Cheney.

代表. 莉兹·切尼, R-Wyo。, the House Republican Conference chair, speaks with reporters following a GOP strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, 星期二, 四月 20, 2021. Cheney is under fire for her repeated comments disputing former President Trump's falsehoods about the 2020 总统选举. (美联社照片/J. 斯科特·阿普怀特)

代表. 莉兹·切尼, R-Wyo。, the House Republican Conference chair, speaks with reporters following a GOP strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, 星期二, 四月 20, 2021. Cheney is under fire for her repeated comments disputing former President Trump’s falsehoods about the 2020 总统选举. (美联社照片/J. 斯科特·阿普怀特)

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