House Republicans elect Stefanik conference chair

Republicans in the U.S. House on Friday elected Rep. Elise Stefanik, of New York, as their conference chair, replacing the ousted Rep. Liz Cheney, of Wyoming, whose incessant attacks on former President Trump tired the GOP.

The Washington Examiner reported that the vote was 134-46 for Stefanik over Rep. Chip Roy of Texas, who had mounted a late challenge to her.