Elected just six years into the Republican Party and considered “progressive” by influential conservatives, Ellis Stefanik, still 36, is still at the top of her party. Asteroid rise that can be explained by a name: Donald Trump.
By strongly defending the Republican billionaire, this elected official who came to Congress with moderate positions, including baseless allegations of electoral fraud, earned her stripes as a Trumpist.
Getting closer to Trump
She has “my full and total support”: the former Republican president this week as the elected representative of the rural New York constituency, ranking third among Republicans to replace her pet Liz Cheney. House of Representatives.
The vote to remove former Vice President Dick Cheney’s daughter from office is expected to take place Wednesday, with the party’s “message” being conveyed internally and to voters.
Elected as a Conservative from Wyoming, she lost the support of other party leaders in the House after harshly criticizing Donald Trump.
She was one of the few Republicans to vote on the charge of “inciting rebellion” in the January 6 attack on Capitol Hill. The billionaire was acquitted by the Senate at the end of his second, historic, indictment.
If her parliamentary team votes against Liz Cheney, an internal ballot in her place should follow in the coming days. And Ellis Stefanik has a good chance of winning because of the support of other party leaders and especially the former president, whose influence is immense among Republicans.
A surprising opportunity in terms of each balance sheet: Between January 2019 and January 2021, 93% of Liz Cheney’s votes matched Donald Trump’s positions, according to the Five Thirty – Eight site.
Ellis Stefanik “progressive”, Conservative organization Club for Growth roared after Donald Trump announced support. “Republicans need to find a conservative to defend their message instead.”
Harvard graduate, she was George W. Bush from 2006 to 2009. Worked in the White House for Bush. At 30, she is the youngest person to be elected to Congress. The title that Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has enjoyed ever since.
Ellis Stefanik, who arrived in Capitol Hill in January 2015, was the first candidate and then kept a distance from President Donald Trump.
In 2017, the elected youth voted against her major tax reform and expressed her disapproval of many of the decisions she made, including the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement.
In the first impeachment process of the Republicans, in the Ukrainian affair, Ellis Stefanik became known to the general public … and Donald Trump.
“A new star”: This avid viewer praised the serious media protection given to him by an elected official from his New York state.
This is the end of 2019. Since then, Ellis Stefanik has also been behind allegations of election fraud by the billionaire for months, despite his dozens of appeals failing, after he lost the November 2020 presidential election. .
The allegations ended when pro-Trump protesters attacked Capitol Hill on January 6Above theft”(Election“ Stop Theft ”).
That day, Congress voted to confirm the victory of Democrat Joe Biden.
Ellis Stefanik signed objections to the results of four key states, and in the aftermath of this deadly election, voted against electoral certification in Pennsylvania.
The fact is that at the Trumpist base, skepticism is in power, and many remember the moderate position of the Member of Parliament.
To convince them well, Ellis Stefanik has been touring on ultra-conservative programs in recent days, echoing the main themes of the defender of “America First” and thinking about election events in China, the Biden family or about fraud.
And by trying to show themselves as a unifier.
“I want to send a clear team, we’re one team,” she said in a podcast on Steve Bannon, a former adviser to Donald Trump.
“And that means[ex]Work with the President and all members of our wonderful Republican Congress. “
Adam Kinzinger, one of the few elected Republicans who publicly attacked the former president, protested Sunday, saying “we can not achieve unity by coordinating truth and falsehood.” “And it is a lie to say that the election was stolen,” he told CBS.