Elise Stefanik’s Hometown Paper Rips Her Recent Racist Ad
There was a time when Elise Sefanik seemed like she may be the next Republican star. She still might be, but for profoundly different reasons.
When the New York congresswoman was first elected to office at the age of 30, she was considered a moderate. Today she is one of the Trumpiest members of the GOP.
And in an attempt to retain those Trump bonafides, Stefanik recently introduced a new ad featuring the racist replacement theory. And in response, her hometown newspaper, the Albany Times Union, ripped her a new one.
The editorial board noted:
“Ms. Stefanik isn’t so brazen as to use the slogans themselves; rather, she couches the hate in alarmist anti-immigrant rhetoric that’s become standard fare for the party of Donald Trump. And she doesn’t quite attack immigrants directly; instead, she alleges that Democrats are looking to grant citizenship to undocumented immigrants in order to gain a permanent liberal majority, or, as she calls it, a ‘permanent election insurrection.’ Quite a choice of words, of course, considering that the country is still suffering the aftershocks of the Jan. 6 insurrection in Washington by supporters of Mr. Trump who tried to overturn Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election.”
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