Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), who had been quiet throughout most of the Trump presidency, became a vocal defender of Donald Trump during the public impeachment hearings.
Stefanik hurt her image last week when she seized the role of Trump advocate in a big way during the public impeachment hearings by putting the spotlight on herself as she denounced the hearings publicly and attacked Democrats.
Now, according to Yahoo News correspondent Alexander Nazaryan, “Her decision to go all-in for Trump also carries a risk for her political future. Stefanik is now facing a genuine electoral challenge from Tedra Cobb, a local politician who also ran against her in 2018.”
George Conway called Stefanik out on Twitter for becoming another one of Trump’s puppets in Congress.
It’s a shame, because @EliseStefanik is smart, and because she’s young, she could have taken a much longer-term view than her colleagues. She’s going to outlive Trump, and Trumpism, by decades. Imagine if she had done the right thing instead of becoming a spectacle of mendacity? https://t.co/IqHUILl6Mj
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) November 27, 2019