Elise Stefanik: Trump Voters ‘Critical’ to GOP Victory in Midterms
Republican outlines what she would do differently to Cheney
Rep. Elise Stefanik said supporters of President Donald Trump are a “critical” component to Republicans taking the House majority in the 2022 midterm elections.
Speaking on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News, Stefanik discussed what she would do differently to Liz Cheney, who declared GOP needs to ditch Trump to move forward.
“Number one, I would listen to the voters across the country, which I do every day in my district, which voted overwhelmingly for President Trump,” Stefanik said.
Stefanik added the role of the conference chair is to serve as a “unified voice” in order to speak on behalf of the majority of House Republicans.
The current chair, Cheney, has faced massive backlash for breaking with her party in January to vote in favor of impeaching Trump and also continuing to criticize Trump's role with GOP.
“I would also spend the time listening to the members of the conference and making sure that we’re representing the majority of the Republican conference’s views, and when you’re not able to do that anymore, you should step down from those leadership positions."
"You should realize that it’s not an opportunity for you to share your personal views, whatever they may be, that you speak for the team,” Stefanik said.
Trump received 75 million votes during the 2020 election, carrying half the states in the country.
Stefanik noted this is "critical” for Republican leaders to consider going into the 2022 elections.
“I also would make sure that we’re not attacking our fellow members and attacking President Trump and Trump supporters,” she explained.
“If you look at the November election, President Trump earned more votes than any other Republican nominee candidate for president in our nation’s history, and those voters, that coalition is going to be critical going into the next election.”
Trump recently announced he endorsed Stefanik for conference chair this week.
Last week, Rep. Liz Cheney urged Republicans to "steer away" from the "Trump cult of personality."
Cheney turned to the leftist establishment media for help by writing an op-ed in The Washington Post, asserting that "the GOP is at a turning point" and "history is watching us."
Trump issued a statement the same day as Cheney's op-ed, writing:
"Liz Cheney is a warmongering fool who has no business in Republican Party Leadership. We want leaders who believe in the Make America Great Again movement and prioritize the values of America First."
"Elise Stefanik is a far superior choice, and she has my COMPLETE and TOTAL endorsement for GOP Conference Chair. Elise is a tough and smart communicator!