Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), an ally of former President Donald Trump, on Friday defeated Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) by an overwhelming margin to become chair of the House Republican conference. The meeting began at 8:30 and ended less than an hour later, with Stefanik emerging victorious on a secret ballot of her House Republican colleagues 134-46, according to a source familiar with the final tally.
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NEW: NY Rep. Elise Stefanik is the official new House Republican Conference chair, 48 hours after conference vote to boot WY Rep. Liz Cheney. In a secret ballot with her vs TX Rep. Chip Roy, vote was 134-46
— Emily Brooks (@emilyelarsen) May 14, 2021
NEW: The House GOP elects Rep. Elise Stefanik conference chair.
She beat Rep. Chip Roy and replaces Rep. Liz Cheney — both far more conservative. Here are their conservative scorecards from Heritage Action for America.
— Lauren Stephenson (@StephensonNews) May 14, 2021