President Donald Trump, left, listens as Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., speaks before signing a $716 billion defense policy bill named for John McCain Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in Fort Drum, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) attracted the attention of liberals like Chelsea Handler and Rosie O’Donnell when she refused to be silenced by Adam Schiff and crew during last year’s impeachment inquiry. Although she is a woman, a millennial – the youngest woman ever elected to Congress – the attention from these self-proclaimed champions of women, and other members of the media, was not positive. ABC News’ Matthew Dowd’s since-deleted tweet represents the nicer things liberals had to say about her.
“Elise Stefanik is a perfect example of why just electing someone because they are a woman or a millennial doesn’t necessarily get you the leaders we need.”
Stefanik showed that “living well is the best revenge” by out-fundraising two of the Dems’ most revered incumbents. According to the NY Post:
Rep. Elise Stefanik…raised a whopping $3.2 million in campaign contributions over the last quarter of 2019, beating out Democratic Reps. Adam Schiff and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Schiff, the lead House impeachment manager, raked in $2.5 million, while Democratic-Socialist darling Ocasio-Cortez collected $1.9 million in the same period.
One highlight of Stefanik’s questioning during the impeachment inquiry was when she, instead of using her time to question former Amb. Yovanovitch, spent five minutes reading Schiff’s prior statements, verbatim, in which he promised that the American people would hear from the whistleblower.
Democrats quickly encouraged their supporters to donate to Stefanik’s opponent.
But the 35-year-old’s role in defending Trump also helped generate a gush of cash for her Democratic opponent, Tedra Cobb, who raised $2 million in contributions and has $2.2 million in cash on hand.
Stefanik defeated Cobb in 2018, earning 56.1 percent of the vote to her lefty challenger’s 42.4 percent.
In a statement, Stefanik asserted that the people of her district are more important than Hollywood liberals.
“Every day of the week, I choose the North Country and America over the far-left Hollywood liberals like Rosie O’Donnell and Chelsea Handler who are funding my opponent. This record-breaking support is indicative of the countless bipartisan results I’ve delivered for the hardworking families in my district.”
Stefanik spent Monday in Iowa with Trump’s re-elect team and stumped for local candidates.
I’m honored to be in Iowa on Caucus night 2020 with the @realDonaldTrump campaign. Watch my interview with @BrianMyNBC5 from @MyNBC5 about the President’s record of results: a growing economy, record low unemployment, and a strong military 🇺🇸👇 pic.twitter.com/6hC8f1SfYf
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) February 3, 2020
Keep up the hate, Hollywood!