By Duncan Smith

It seems clear that House Republicans are intent on replacing Wyoming Republican Rep. Liz Cheney as the House Republican Conference chair, the party’s No. 3-ranking member in the chamber.

Cheney simply does not believe in Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ vision, for some reason, as she has reportedly stated.

That makes no sense; Cheney is one of the party’s staunchest conservatives, according to her voting record.

But opposition to her party’s bid to attract more working-class Americans as Democrats abandon Middle America for ‘woke’ Corporate America, plus her vote to impeach Trump, means she has to go.

That said, Republicans — and Donald Trump himself — appear to want to replace Cheney with New York Republican Elise Stefanik.

Is that a good choice, though?

Politico notes:

Within minutes of Trump's endorsement of the New York congresswoman for GOP conference chair on Wednesday, top MAGA voices erupted in anger — a rare break with the former president. The invective aimed at Stefanik, who was perceived to be insufficiently conservative and a relative newcomer to the Trump cause, continued to zoom through the MAGA-sphere on Thursday.

The Columbia Bugle — an anonymously-run Twitter account with nearly 179,000 followers, including high-profile Trump movement influencers — described Stefanik as 'a slightly less annoying America Last Republican.' Lou Dobbs, the former Fox Business show host who was one of Trump's fiercest cable television supporters, dismissed her as a 'RINO.'

Others, like pundits Ann Coulter and Raheem Kassam, editor in chief of the populist online outlet National Pulse, went on a retweeting spree, highlighting writer after writer, tweet after tweet, questioning Stefanik's commitment to the Trump movement's core tenets, particularly on immigration.

What’s more, Stefanik herself is casting some doubts about whether she’s the right person to step into the No. 3 House Republican leadership spot, per Trending Politics:

Citing her voting record from 2018 to CBS morning co-host Gayle King, Stefanik said, 'I'm in the top 10 percent of the most bipartisan members of Congress. That's something I'm proud of. That's something that I ran on. And if you look at our voting records and the bills that we introduce, women tend to be more bipartisan than our male colleagues.'

'It's great to see women running on both sides of the aisle. We're more bipartisan,' she continued.

'If you look at our voting records and the bills that we introduce, women tend to be more bipartisan than our male colleagues,' Stefanik added.

What's this 'bipartisan' stuff?

The Democratic Party of today doesn't want to be 'bipartisan' on much of anything, save for a couple of standard annual spending bills that fund vital government functions. But on everything else — stealing election authority from states, making D.C. a deep-blue state, and funding political payoffs to constituents disguised as 'coronavirus relief' or 'infrastructure' — they don't want to hear anything from Republicans except 'yes.'

Are Republicans getting ready to cut off their nose to spite their faces?

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