The House Republican Conference on Friday morning voted to elect Rep. Elise Stefanik as its chairwoman, after the group ousted Rep. Liz Cheney.

Stefanik said she’s “truly honored and humbled” to earn the support of her Republican colleagues, and vowed to “save our country” from the “radical Democrat Socialist agenda,” Fox News reported.

“I know we are all here to serve the people, the voters who place their trust and faith in us. You have put yours in me to serve this Conference and I will never lose sight of that. I will always work my very hardest to earn your trust every day,” Stefanik went on to say.

She added: “This will not be an easy job, but I know we are stronger when united as a team.”

Stefanik’s appointment as House Republican Conference chair came just days after House Republicans voted to remove Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., from leadership.

Stefanik said she has spent the last several weeks speaking to Republican lawmakers, listening to their “feedback, goals and priorities.”

“Members of our conference have a simple and unifying goal – winning back the majority in 2022 to save our country from the radical Democrat Socialist agenda under Speaker Pelosi and President Biden,” Stefanik said.

“At my home in upstate New York, my husband and I live just a few miles from the Saratoga National Battlefield where 244 years ago, the founding of the ‘Great American Experiment’ was in grave danger, hanging on by a thread as the prospects looked grim for those early patriots seeking to found a new country based on the ideals of liberty, freedom, and a limited government of the people, for the people, by the people,” she continued. “Great Britain looked to finish off the war once and for all, but the American patriots were disciplined and steadfast in carrying out their mission. They were comprised of brave patriots from across the colonies, each one bringing a different skill set and attribute to the larger team.”

“The world watched closely as the Americans defied expectations and won – that victory at Saratoga for the Americans turned the tide of the Revolutionary War, and the rest is history,” Stefanik declared. “How blessed we all are to live in the greatest nation in the world – the United States of America. And, how humbled we are that we have the opportunity to save our great nation to make it better for all the American people.”

In an official statement, Stefanik pointed to the American people, saying they “are experiencing an economic crisis, a border crisis, an energy crisis, and a national security crisis due to Far-Left radical policies.” 

She continued, “House Republicans will continue to put forth policies focused on growing our economy and getting people back to work, reopening our schools, promoting American energy independence, securing our border, strengthening our national security, and protecting our Constitution.”

Former President Trump this week praised the decision to remove Cheney, and endorsed Stefanik for the post. The former president congratulated Stefanik on Friday, writing: “Congratulations to Elise Stefanik for her Big and Overwhelming victory! The House GOP is united and the Make America Great Again movement is Strong!”

The latest statement from Elise Stefanik

Elise Stefanik stated on her Twitter as follows:

Thank you to my constituents in New York’s 21st Congressional District for the outpouring of support!

Upstate New York and #NY21 is the example of how to grow the Republican Party. I will continue to fight for our North Country values in Washington.

We will remain focused on fighting for the American people, growing our economy, reopening our schools, securing our borders, promoting energy independence, and protecting our Constitution.

We are united as one team of House Republicans focused on saving our great nation from the radical Democrat Socialist agenda of President Biden and Speaker Pelosi.

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