|U.S. Representative from New York's 21st Congressional District|
From: January 3, 2015 – present
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
Elise Marie Stefanik (born July 2, 1984) is the representative from New York's 21st Congressional District in the U.S. House. Stefanik was elected to the U.S. House in 2014. At age 30, she was the youngest woman ever elected to Congress at the time.
Stefanik serves on the House Intelligence Committee. She succeeded the disgraced Liz Cheney as chair of the House Republican Conference in May 2021, being the first from North Country to do so since the leadership of Bertrand Snell in the 1930s.
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Stefanik exposed the Deep State coup against President Donald Trump when she inveigled disgraced FBI director James Comey to admit under oath that he failed to inform the Gang of Eight as required. Her questioning exposed the Obama administration's illegal political spying and continued FISA abuse after President Trump took office.
Impeachment coup against Donald Trump
- Main article: Trump impeachment
Rep. Stefanik voted in favor of removing Civil War-era statues.
Stefanik is a relatively moderate Republican, taking conservative stances on most issues though moderate to liberal stances on others. She has been criticized by some conservatives for voting for the radical Equality Act, against the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and against other crucial bills that were part of the Trump agenda. While Stefanik has in the past opposed Donald Trump on certain issues such as his tariffs and the travel ban, she adamantly defended him during the House impeachment coup d'état.
While going grocery shopping with her husband, a note was posted on Stefanik's car by an anonymous leftist coward that read "Rot in h*** fascist pig". Her irrational, morally relativistic Democrat opponent Tedra Cobb refused to condemn the vile smear, instead comparing it to Stefanik's non-vile usage of "Taxin' Tedra", while bigoted leftists mocked and ridiculed her on her Twitter account after she revealed the incident there, with some even falsely accusing her of "faking" the note to get sympathy.
- Members of Congress: Religious Affiliations
- Editorial (May 6, 2021). Concerns and congrats for Stefanik’s ascent. Adirondack Daily Enterprise. Retrieved June 15, 2021.
- STEFANIK: So if that's quarterly...
COMEY: ... to brief them before Congress is briefed.
STEFANIK: So it's quarterly for all three then, senior congressional leadership, the White House, and the DNI?
COMEY: I think that's right. Now that's by practice not by rule or by written policy which is why, thanks to the chair and ranking giving us feedback, we're trying to tweak it in certain ways.
STEFANIK: So since, in your opening statement, you confirmed that there is a counter-intelligence investigation currently open and you also referenced that it started in July. When did you notify the DNI, the White House, or senior congressional leadership?
COMEY: It's a good question. Congressional leadership, some time recently. They were briefed on the nature of the investigation in some detail as I said. Obviously the Department of Justice has been aware of it all along. The DNI, I don't know what the DNI's knowledge of it was because we didn't have a DNI until Mr. Coats took office and I briefed him his first morning in office.
STEFANIK: So just to drill down on this, if -- if the open investigation began in July and the briefing of congressional leadership only occurred recently, why was there no notification prior to the recent -- to the past month?
COMEY: I think our decision was it was a matter of such sensitivity that we wouldn't include it in the quarterly briefings.
STEFANIK: So when you state our decision is that your decision? Is that usually your decision what gets briefed in those quarterly updates?
COMEY: No, it's usually the decision of the head of our counter- intelligence division.
STEFANIK: And just again, to get the detailed -- on the record, why was the decision made not to brief senior congressional leadership until recently when the investigation had been open since July? A very serious investigation -- why was that decision to wait months?
COMEY: Because of the sensitivity of the matter.
- H Res 755 - Impeaching Donald John Trump, President of the United States, for high crimes and misdemeanors - National Key Vote
- Rep. Elise Stefanik to serve on President Trump’s impeachment defense team
- The List: 72 Republicans Vote with Democrats to Remove Civil War-Era Memorabilia from U.S. Capitol
- Elise Stefanik on the Issues
- Elise Stefanik's Voting Records
- HR 5 - Equality Act - National Key Vote
- HR 1 - Tax Cuts and Jobs Act - National Key Vote
- Jon Miller on Twitter
- The Trumpification of Elise Stefanik
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