Rep. Elise Stefanik, chair of the House Republican Conference, today endorsed Harriet Hageman in her campaign against incumbent Rep. Liz Cheney in Wyoming. Stefanik was elected chair of the House Republican Conference in May 2021 after Cheney was removed from the position. Hageman has also been endorsed by President Donald J. Trump, Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky.
Stefanik today issued the following statement:
“I’m proud to endorse Harriet Hageman in her race to unseat Liz Cheney. House Republicans were ready for a change when I took over as Conference Chair, and it’s resoundingly clear that Wyoming families are too. “Liz Cheney abandoned her constituents to become a Far-Left Pelosi puppet. Liz sadly belongs in an MSNBC or CNN news chair, not in Congress representing Wyoming—a state that voted for President Trump by over forty points. “Harriet is a true America First patriot who will restore the people of Wyoming’s voice that has been long forgotten by Liz Cheney.”
Hageman issued the following statement:
“I am honored and grateful to have the support of Rep. Elise Stefanik, who is an excellent representative for her own constituents and a fantastic chairwoman of the House Republican Conference. She is proof that it is possible to fight for your principles in Washington, D.C. while also staying true to what your constituents want you to do.
“It is fitting that I am receiving the endorsement of the congresswoman who replaced Liz Cheney as chair of the Republican Conference, because it exemplifies exactly how Cheney has abandoned her responsibilities. In Wyoming, we only get one member of the House of Representatives, and so we have to get it right. Cheney has turned her back on us, and used the Congressional seat we entrusted her with to further her own personal goals. At the same time, she has aided Speaker Nancy Pelosi in damaging the Republican Party as a willing pawn of the Democrats. When I am the Congresswoman from Wyoming, I will always remember who sent me to Congress, and I will always fight for what is best for our wonderful state.”