Number three in the House Republican Party, Elise Stefanik (R-NY), is playing a dangerous game. She jumped into the House’s leadership role when the Grand Old Party (GOP) kicked Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) out of its leadership. Representative Schiff (D-CA) just called the New York representative out on promoting the Big Lie, that the 2020 presidential election was stolen.
Schiff tweeted that Stefanik had done her best to draw her QAnon followers along with her:
‘When she’s not pushing the Big Lie, or promoting a racist doctrine that inspired the Buffalo shooter, @RepStefanik is appealing to her QAnon base. From moderate to the craven right-wing, her story is the story of the modern GOP. Less party than anti-truth cult of personality.’
The number 3 House Republican also brought up the “great replacement” conspiracy theory. This was the Buffalo, New York shooters’ go-to theory. And it was the wrong-headed idea that immigrants would knock out white Americans and replace them with immigrants of color, The Washington Post reported.
The gunman shot 13 people at a neighborhood grocery. Ten died and three were wounded. Eleven of the victims were Black. The shooter intentionally drove 200 miles from his home to a community that he knew was primarily Black.
Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) commented on Stefanik’s campaign committee ads. One caught the reflection of immigrants in President Joe Biden’s sunglasses:
‘Radical Democrats are planning their most aggressive move yet: a PERMANENT ELECTION INSURRECTION. Their plan to grant amnesty to 11 MILLION illegal immigrants will overthrow our current electorate and create a permanent liberal majority in Washington.’
Her senior adviser Alex deGrasse released a statement regarding the mass shooting:
‘Any implication or attempt to blame the heinous shooting in Buffalo on the Congresswoman is a new disgusting low for the Left, their Never Trump allies, and the sycophant stenographers in the media. The shooting was an act of evil and the criminal should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.’
Stefanik wrote on her Facebook page that her party stands for “legal immigration while Democrats support amnesty for illegals:”
‘To equate opposition to illegal immigration with Nazism and white supremacy is a desperate attempt to stoke outrage & avoid covering Joe Biden’s border crisis.’
Representative Brian Higgins (D-NY), whose district included the Buffalo residents demanded that all of the House leaders should “denounce the theory and recognize the dangers that come with its rhetoric:”
‘The Great Replacement theory is racist nonsense that cynical politicians have used to foment division in America. What truly needs to be replaced in this country is ignorance and hate, which is driving division, perpetuating lies, and killing our neighbors. The amplification of racism in all of its forms is sick and un-American and everyone – especially those who call themselves leaders – must speak out against it.’
The nation will have a better idea where the GOP stands in 175 days, the midterm elections.
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