There was a very large question if the GOP would back Trump or stick by Cheney in the upcoming primary race.
Trump clearly wants Cheney out, but some notable GOP members said they would continue to stand behind Cheney.
That list no longer includes the two biggest power brokers in the House for Republicans.
Sorry, Can’t Do It
Rep. Cheney (R-WY) crossed a line in many people’s eyes when she decided to accept House Speaker Pelosi’s (D-CA) invite for the January 6 Select Committee.
In their eyes, even though some of those upset did not like Trump, disobeying Minority Leader McCarthy (R-CA) was just unforgivable.
McCarthy had made his picks, all of which were declined by Pelosi.
McCarthy wanted Republicans to boycott the committee outright, but both Cheney and Kinzinger joined.
Both of them have an agenda against Trump, which just added more to the idea of the committee having a foregone conclusion.
Trump has already endorsed Harriet Hageman for the seat.
Now, both McCarthy and Rep. Stefanik (R-N.Y.) have joined Trump in backing the newcomer.
Stefanik, in her endorsement, stated, “I’m proud to endorse Harriet Hageman in her race to unseat Liz Cheney.
“House Republicans were ready for a change when I took over as Conference Chair, and it’s resoundingly clear that Wyoming families are too.”
She added, “Liz Cheney abandoned her constituents to become a Far-Left Pelosi puppet.
“Liz sadly belongs in an MSNBC or CNN news chair, not in Congress representing Wyoming—a state that voted for President Trump by over forty points.
“Harriet is a true America First patriot who will restore the people of Wyoming’s voice that has been long forgotten by Liz Cheney.”
Hageman welcomed the added support, stating, “I am honored and grateful to have the support of Rep. Elise Stefanik, who is an excellent representative for her own constituents and a fantastic chairwoman of the House Republican Conference.
“She is proof that it is possible to fight for your principles in Washington, D.C. while also staying true to what your constituents want you to do.”
This will be a tough race regardless, as Cheney is getting a lot of support from the establishment and a ton of cash from the left right now.
The voters will have the final say, however, and from what I have seen, there is enough dissent in the state that Cheney could find herself out of a job this time next year.
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Source: Fox News