By Susan Cornwell and McKinney Bryce
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans in the US House of Representatives led Donald Trump on Friday, choosing Alice Stephanik to his leadership position at number three, replacing outspoken critic Liz Cheney of the former president.
The vote extended Trump’s dominance over the party even after his defeat in the November presidential election, prompting him to play a major role in next year’s congressional elections, while with a new run for president in 2024 Equally manipulated.
Stefanik defeated Chip Roy, who joined the race for the Speaker of the House Republican Conference on Thursday night.
Trump is re-acknowledging his dominance over the party, even with Cheney vowing to fight again in 2024 to prevent the White House from winning.
Republicans lost control of both houses of Congress during one term of Trump, but continue to take revenge against elected Republicans, whom he considers unfaithful.
Stephanic was an avid advocate for Trump during both political trials, who were subjected to him in the House. Despite his somewhat liberal voting record, he defeated conservative Roy.
After the closed-door vote, Trump issued a statement saying, “Congratulations to Alice Stefnik on her great and overwhelming victory! The House Republican Party is united and the Make America Great Again movement is strong!”
(Written by Richard Cowan; Edited in Spanish by Carlos Serrano)
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