Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) got called out on Twitter on Thursday after posting an altered photo of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in an effort to raise campaign money for her upcoming election fight.
Stefanik posted the photo on her Twitter twice: Once on Wednesday, and then again on Thursday after the Washington Post called her out over it.
In the Thursday tweet laden with emojis, Stefanik appeared to think the Washington Post story on her tweet was a win for her campaign and claimed it improved her fundraising.
“Thanks @washingtonpost for your article promoting & advertising my donation page urging Pelosi to stop her political games w/ beautiful black & white photography! 🙌 💸💸💸💸 flying in! Helping me w/ free digital advertising nationwide! #Grateful 🙏” she wrote.
Thanks @washingtonpost for your article promoting & advertising my donation page urging Pelosi to stop her political games w/ beautiful black & white photography! 🙌
💸💸💸💸 flying in!
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) January 9, 2020
It didn’t take long for Stefanik to be called out on Twitter. Here are some of the best responses:
So it’s cool if we alter your photos? Good to know!
— Kirsten 🗽 (@KirryDragon) January 9, 2020
— Audrey Regan (left of center, not a socialist) (@audreyregan) January 9, 2020
— Ted Timboy (@TJTimboy) January 9, 2020
How sad you have to revert to doing this. GOP can never do anything honestly. So glad you are NOT my Congresswoman. I'll be donating to your opponent @TedraCobb She will bring respect & dignity back to NY-21. #VoteBlueToEndThisNightmare
— gb (@usageb170) January 9, 2020
So, now we can do that to your photo, thanks!
— D.C. (@mscitro) January 9, 2020
Just remember, Congresswoman… the pendulum ALWAYS swings back the other way.
— Edward Havens (@EdwardAHavens) January 9, 2020
Is it really worth it? Have you no shame or decency?
— Immune to Boredom (@immunetoboredom) January 9, 2020
You are every example of what a woman should not be!
— Joanna Harrington (@Rumbledoll52) January 9, 2020
Kiss your seat goodbye
— DuJour 💃🏻 (@LibHead) January 9, 2020
— 👑Momma V 🙏🏽 (@mrsdukewms) January 9, 2020
You're proud of that?
— Lisa Mondello (@lisamondello) January 9, 2020
You are a disgrace to women in politics everywhere.
— MB Truman (@Hihumanists) January 9, 2020
wow. you are trash.
— Coastal elite. (@NnprftMuse) January 9, 2020
The smell of fake bravado is strong with this one.#trumptool
— Wile.E.Mike (@Wile_E_Mike) January 9, 2020
Good grief you’re a tool. Jesus. You sound like a 15 year old. pic.twitter.com/aDLGLbz2dB
— Susan Farinacci (@ScullyMaMa) January 9, 2020
Oh Elise… you pitiful thing
— Midwest girl (@KristenYC) January 9, 2020