The House Republican Conference needs a person with “experience switching districts from blue to red,” former President Trump said on Monday, mentioning Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., as the replacement for “warmonger” Liz Cheney.
“We need a person in leadership with the experience changing districts from blue to red as we get to the important 2022 midterms, and that is Elise!” Trump said in a statement on his website Monday.
“She understands how to win, and that is what we need!”
Trump has helped pushed to get Cheney removed from her role because she has almost no support among the GOP in the House and sided with liberals on impeachment of Trump.
“The House GOP now has a huge opening to upgrade from warmonger Cheney to great communicator Stefanik,” Trump’s comment started. “Elise has the smarts, an endorsement from the Border Patrol Council, and she has an A+ rating from the NRA, and she is pro-Veteran.”
Stefanik, 36, was a key part of the GOP’s impeachment investigation team during the first impeachment of Trump. She serves the North Country district of a state that is among the largest Democrat states in the nation, having changed New York’s 21st District from blue, defeating Aaron Woolf in 2014 after ex-Congressman. Bill Owens, D-N.Y., did not attempt reelection.
Stefanik, then 30, was the youngest woman in history to win a Congressional seat.
While some have stressed to her not so great conservative voting record, Stefanik supporters have highlighted her more moderate record was not just reflective of her district’s blue-tint but that this voting has also been moving more conservative lately, especially around Trump’s MAGA agenda.
Author: Blake Ambrose