Liz Cheney is on her way out the door as a leader in the House GOP. It is pretty much inevitable at this point.
The big question now is who should replace her as the GOP conference chair?
One name that has been floated is Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York. Some people on the right have complained that Stefanik’s record is not conservative enough, but she did just get a big endorsement from the Border Patrol.
Hot Air reports:
National Border Patrol Council endorses Stefanik for House GOP Conference Chair
The National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) endorsed Rep. Elise Stefanik for House GOP conference chair. The assumption is that the current conference chair, Liz Cheney, will be ousted from that position next week. Stefanik has been aggressively seeking support from Republicans in the House.
Why is the National Border Patrol Council weighing in on this battle in the House? Why would they choose to endorse Stefanik over Cheney, if they must enter the fray? The President of NBPC is Brandon Judd.
The labor union’s membership consists of about 17,000 border patrol agents and support staff. Judd was a strong supporter of Trump’s border policies and actions to handle the flood of illegal migrants rushing the southern border. Is Stefanik following the Trump playbook in receiving the union’s endorsement? It looks that way.
Brandon Judd released a letter in support of Elise Stefanik as the GOP’s 3rd most powerful position in House leadership. It is a five-paragraph endorsement that focuses on Stefanik’s support of law enforcement and border protection.
Here’s a key excerpt from their endorsement via Breitbart News:
Representative Stefanik supports funds to build the wall, technology to augment the Border Patrol’s capabilities, and more resources for the men and women on the front lines. I am truly grateful to say in the strongest possible terms that Elise opposes policies that have been so dangerous for our communities such as sanctuary cities, licenses for illegal immigrants, and public assistance for those who chose to violate our immigration laws (the magnets that draw people and encourage them to cross our borders illegally).
She also opposes amnesty for those whose very first act in coming to the U.S. was to knowingly and willingly cross our borders illegally. Representative Stefanik has been a true border security champion.
That certainly sounds like a huge improvement over Liz Cheney.