WATERTOWN — House Republicans voted Friday morning to elect Rep. Elise M. Stefanik as its Republican Conference chair and third in the party’s command, replacing Rep. Elizabeth L. “Liz” Cheney and propelling her to one of the top political positions in the country.

“I’m truly honored and humbled to earn the support of my colleagues to serve as House Republican Conference Chair,” Rep. Stefanik said in a statement Friday. “The American people are experiencing an economic crisis, a border crisis, an energy crisis, and a national security crisis due to Far-Left radical policies. House Republicans will continue to put forth policies focused on growing our economy and getting people back to work, reopening our schools, promoting American energy independence, securing our border, strengthening our national security, and protecting our Constitution.”

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KRobbins

It’s no longer enough to say that Biden didn’t win in a free and fair election. The new test of Trump supporters willingness to disregard reality is being willing to accept that there was no riot or attack on the Capitol on January 6th. Those folks were just acting like normal tourists. Haven’t heard Stefanik get behind the New Big Lie. Yet.

Joseph Savoca

Here is the latest evidence of voter fraud - in favor of Trump

https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/14/us/barry-morphew-colorado-wife-murder-suspect-voter-fraud-charge/index.html

A Colorado man who was recently charged with murder in the disappearance of his wife a year ago has also been charged with voter fraud for voting for Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election using his wife's mail-in ballot, according to an affidavit.

Holmes

Anyone who supports Liz Cheney or Cobb for that matter, is for ‘America Last’..

Charlie McGrath

Go Trump haters!

Holmes

The usual suspects that can accept the 2020 election where Elise won by 19 points..

Pitbull

It is interesting that often the WDT is criticized by liberal partisans who claim this newspaper is too conservative! In this case, Muir and Kelly ended the article with a statement by Jay Jacobs, giving the Dems the last word. What does the last paragraph even mean? Does Jacobs have the power to predict the future or does he get a thrill from pretending he has that power? Predicting the fall of Elise Stefanik is a fool's errand. C'mon Dems, practice what you preach and support a strong woman. How about encouraging "diversity" dems? You know, diversity of thought. The constant hypocrisy of so called feminists who are actually misogynists, and free speechers who are actually speech stiflers is stupifying but not surprising.

Holmes

I see the usual Cobb supporters can’t get over the 2020 loss.

Joseph Savoca

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fascism

a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition

Being able to criticize elected leaders is freedom.

Stefanik claimed that the United States had the worst job report ever.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/14/politics/stefanik-worse-jobs-report-fact-check/index.html

The April 2021 jobs report was an INCREASE of 266,000 jobs.

In April 2020, under Trump, the jobs report was a LOSS of 20,500,000.

Airball55

Congrats! Always an independent thinker, this was a smart and logical choice. She was too smart to get engaged in the Governor's race in our destroyed state. As usual, Elise plays chess while her antagonists play checkers. And in typical main stream fashion, anytime the right picks someone, they have to attack them. It's quite fascist of the media actually and shameful all at once.

Gracie

Please please...is this fake news!

KRobbins

“We look forward to your strong leadership as you work to unite the Republican party,” said the federation’s president, Trisha Turner. “You are an outstanding role model for women and we stand behind you. Because of this, many more will be empowered to run for office.”

First, good luck with unifying the party behind the lie that Trump actually won the election. I suppose the truth is really overrated, tho. Secondly, a woman who joins a group of powerful men to demote another woman for the sole reason that she was telling the truth is a good role model? So, those other women will be empowered to run for office as long as they’re willing to lie and subsume any trace of morality and loyalty to the democratic principles this country was founded on? Got it!

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