Former President Trump said in a statement that he congratulated Eris Stefanik on his huge overwhelming victory.
According to Republican aides, he got 134 votes, while Representative Rob (R-Texas) got 46 votes. Nine members voted in favor, and three members wrote to a person who did not run for the election.
The vote on Friday morning ended a turbulent week for the party, which has provided support for Trump’s false claims on the 2020 presidential election as a decisive issue, and those who questioned his false facts have been exiled.
Stefanik moved quickly to ensure support for the third House Republican leader. Last week he made it clear that Cheney would lose his job because he continued to challenge Trump’s baseless claim that the election was stolen and accused him of inciting election. The January 6 elections attacked the Capitol. She was formally fired last Wednesday.
“I think voters have identified the leader of the Republican Party, and President Trump is the leader they follow,” Stefanik told reporters after the vote. “I support President Trump. The voters support President Trump. He is an important representative of our Republican Party and I look forward to working with him.”
Trump celebrated his victory.
He said in a statement: “Congratulations to Eris Stefanik for his huge overwhelming victory.” “The House Republicans are united, and the “Make America Great Again” movement is very powerful!”