Conservative PAC Club for Growth gives Rep. Ilhan Omar a higher conservative rating than the new House GOP conference chair, Rep. Elise Stefanik.
The Minnesota Democrat has a 38% conservative rating, according to Club for Growth, and Stefanik, R-N.Y., the new No. 3 Republican, scored 35%. Stefanik’s opponent in the GOP conference chair race, Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, scored a perfect 100%, and was endorsed by the group. Stefanik also received relatively low scores from the American Conservative Union and the conservative group Heritage Action.
Stefanik, however, had the backing of former President Trump and other leading House Republicans. Stefanik voted against certifying the election in favor of President Biden but Roy did not.
NBC pointed to Club for Growth’s ratings to illustrate that loyalty to Trump is the new “conservative purity test.”
Upon learning of Roy’s bid, Trump immediately weighed in. “Can’t imagine Republican House
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