Republicans are looking to remove Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) from her number three leadership position as House Republican Conference chair and replace her with another female Republican Congresswoman.
Reps. Elise Stefanik (R-NY.), Ann Wagner (R-MO), and Jackie Walorski (R-IN) have all had their names thrown around to replace Cheney as conference chair and in leadership, according to congressional aides who reportedly told Axios.
The Republican members realize they can not replace Cheney with a man, adding that selling an all-male leadership would be hard to do leading up to the midterms, according to the report. The report added it would be a challenge to the suburban woman.
Axios reported the conference is set to meet on May 12. The members are expected to oust Cheney then, either formally or informally, after reports from the past weekend. Allies close to House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA) have spoken out against Cheney.
To officially oust