“We want to be united to watch, to move forward,” he said.
Stefanik, in his fourth term in a district in upstate New York, had been widely seen as the choice to replace Cheney even before McCarthy’s statement.
Cheney fell out of favor among Republicans over his dismissal of former President Donald Trump’s repeated claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from him, a public stance very few other Republicans on Capitol Hill have taken. . Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, also appearing on Bartiromo’s show, has backed those who want her out of the Republican House leadership.
“I think she made a calculated decision that she would rather be a martyr than try to host her own conference,” Gingrich said. “As a member, she has every right to say and do whatever she wants. But she has no right as conference chairperson to take the power and prestige that the conference has given her and use it to undermine the conference.