GOP Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, 36, Announces Pregnant With Her First Child Just Three Weeks After Taking Over Liz Cheney’s Leadership Position
- GOP conference chair Elise Stefanik announced on Saturday that she is pregnant with her first child with two images on Twitter
- Stefanik, 36, has been married to husband Matthew Manda, 38 since 2017
- The announcement was a preview that they would be welcoming her baby in the fall
- It came three weeks after Stefanik was voted to the No. 3 House GOP leadership post after Liz Cheney was ousted as conference chair
Elise Stefanik announced on Saturday that she is pregnant with her first child – just three weeks after being elected president of the Republican Conference.
“We are absolutely thrilled to announce that our little family of 2 is turning 3 soon!” wrote the New York congressman on her personal Twitter account.
“We are excited to share that we are expecting a baby this fall and can’t wait to meet our precious bundle of joy. Thank you for the warm wishes from so many. We are truly blessed.’
The note was signed by Stefanik, 36, and her husband of nearly four years, Matthew Manda, 38.
GOP conference chair Elise Stefanik (left) announced on Saturday she is pregnant with her first child
The announcement came on Twitter, showing that she would be welcoming her baby in the fall
Stefanik, 36, has been married to husband Matthew Manda, 38, since 2017 (right)
Stefanik, who represents New York’s 21st congressional district, also included two photos of her showing off her baby bump as she sat outside on a bench next to her husband.
The announcement comes less than a month after she was voted to chair the House Republican Conference.
Announcement came three weeks after Stefanik was voted to the No. 3 House GOP leadership post after Liz Cheney (pictured) was ousted as conference chair
She took over from former chairman Liz Cheney after she was impeached for voting for Donald Trump’s second impeachment in January 2021 and speaking to him repeatedly since then.
Stefanik gained the support of other GOP leaders, including minority leader Kevin McCarthy and minority whip Steve Scalise, to rise to the No. 3 leadership position.
Although Stefanik has a less conservative voting record than Cheney, she voted against Trump’s impeachment and was one of his strongest defenders, and voted to oppose the results of the 2020 presidential election on January 6.
Cheney’s impeachment and Stefanik taking the spot further shows that the GOP is dependent on the former president for the future of the party and is taking back a majority in Congress in the 2022 midterm elections.