Elise Stefanik Blasts Cheney: 'She's Looking Backward, GOP Is Looking Forward'
'Our focus is on safely reopening the economy'
House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) blasted her predecessor Rep. Liz Cheney for "looking backward" while vowing that the Republican Party is now looking forward.
Elise declared GOP is united despite the media claiming otherwise.
“Republicans are unified to expose radical agenda of Joe Biden and Speaker Pelosi," Stefanik said.
"We want to focus every day on exposing the border crisis and the national security crisis in the Middle East because it's having an impact on everyday Americans' lives."
“Our focus is on safely reopening the economy, getting people back to work rather than the incentive being to stay out of work."
"We have the highest gas prices under Joe Biden in over seven years, so we have a unified message that resonates with the American people across the country."
"Republicans are unified despite what the media will tell you,” she said.
Cheney “is looking backwards. Republicans are looking forward," the congresswoman said.
"We are unified, and we are talking about conservative principles. President Trump is an important voice in the Republican Party."
"We are working as one team, and voters across America certainly voters in my district in upstate New York,” she added.
“We believe that President Trump's results, whether it was the economic growth, whether it was the historic accords in the Middle East, whether it was being tough on China or the bipartisan coronavirus relief packages, these were significant results that helped everyday Americans. We are focused on moving forward, but also the stakes are so high,” Stefanik continued.
“Look at how radical Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi's policies have been. Joe Biden promised bipartisanship."
"We have yet to see any bipartisan legislation coming out of the oval office or the house."
"So I'm proud to represent the vast majority of Republicans, and that's why we needed to make a change of house conference chair,” she added.
Last week, House Republicans elected Stefanik as the new GOP Conference Chair after overwhelmingly voting to remove Cheney.
GOP lawmakers voted for Stefanik to take over the role, which is the third-highest position in House Republican leadership.
Following an endorsement from President Donald Trump, Stefanik won a 134-46 vote over Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX).
"I’m truly honored and humbled to earn the support of my colleagues to serve as House Republican Conference Chair,” Stefanik said in a statement.