A Collaborator, in the worst sense of the word

In a letter published in the May 10, 2022 edition of the Press-Republican (Plattsburgh, NY) Rod Driscoll argues that Elise Stefanik is an unabashed Trump Toady, who has abandoned ant pretense of honoring her oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic;” — wfw

A recent fund raising letter to donors makes it clear that Congresswoman Stefanik has turned into an unabashed, MAGA right wing radical who doesn’t accept the result of the last election, fully embraces the disgraced former president, doubles down on her opposition to public health measures and sees any opponents as socialists, communists and Marxists.

Not exactly the bipartisan moderate she’s has always claimed to be.

The mailing features a picture of her with Mr. Trump. In it she touts the creation of a “MAGA-Stefanik National Advisory Board,” her role as “an aggressive pro-Trump fighter,” and her friendship with the former President who helped instigate a violent attack on our Capitol.

The mailing demonstrates her disingenuous assertions of various made up crises. She repeats the silly and strange claim that “…Marxism (like critical race theory)…” is infiltrating the public schools, though there isn’t one school district in the entire country that teaches advocacy of either of those unrelated concepts.

The letter skirts around her legislative failures. Stefanik is one of the least productive members of Congress, authoring only two successful bills over her seven years, for a commemorative coin and renaming a post office.

She opposed all of the infrastructure and economic recovery legislation passed under the Biden Administration, though in recent mailings and press releases she falsely takes credit for the millions of dollars from those bills flowing into upstate New York.

Congresswoman Stefanik seems to believe no one is paying attention. Let’s hope she’s wrong about that.

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