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Elise Stefanik's star rises after college president takedown

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Leroy N. Soetoro

Dec 18, 2023, 3:43:31 PM12/18/23

Rep. Elise Stefanik's (R-N.Y.) stock is soaring in Republican circles
after a viral line of questioning instigated bipartisan fury against some
of America's top schools.

Why it matters: Made-for-YouTube soundbites are common on Capitol Hill.
But rarely do they trigger this level of public outcry, which has now led
to the resignation of an Ivy League school president.

Driving the news: University of Pennsylvania Liz Magill resigned on
Saturday after she and the presidents of Harvard and MIT equivocated and
evaded Stefanik's questions about whether calls for the genocide of Jews
would result in students being punished under the schools' codes of

"One down. Two to go," Stefanik posted to X after Magill's resignation.
Stefanik will extend the drama, saying Thursday she'll launch a GOP probe
into antisemitism at elite colleges.

Democrats joined in the fury: "They showed no emotion, they showed no
angst, and they just gave their answers like it was a math test," Rep.
Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) told Axios' Andrew Solender.

Cohen said the testimony made him want to look into "other Ivy [League]
colleges as well," because "those were the three the committee chose to
bring ... but no [college] that I know has done a great job of

Zoom in: Stefanik, the fourth-ranking member of House GOP leadership, is
one of former President Trump's most aggressive defenders in Congress.

Stefanik's Trump backing wasn't always so ironclad, but she's been a
staunch supporter since his first impeachment.

She frequently chats with Trump about the House GOP probes into the
prosecutors who have indicted Trump.

In June, she introduced a resolution that would "expunge" Trump's two

Between the lines: Stefanik, a Harvard alumna, was booted from an advisory
board at the school after Jan. 6, 2021.

"Elise has made public assertions about voter fraud in November's
presidential election that have no basis in evidence, and she has made
public statements about court actions related to the election that are
incorrect," said Douglas Elmendorf, the dean of Harvard's school of
government, in a statement at the time.

Stefanik's response was to call the move a "rite of passage and badge of

We live in a time where intelligent people are being silenced so that
stupid people won't be offended.

Durham Report: The FBI has an integrity problem. It has none.

No collusion - Special Counsel Robert Swan Mueller III, March 2019.
Officially made Nancy Pelosi a two-time impeachment loser.

Thank you for cleaning up the disaster of the 2008-2017 Obama / Biden
fiasco, President Trump.

Under Barack Obama's leadership, the United States of America became the
The World According To Garp. Obama sold out heterosexuals for Hollywood
queer liberal democrat donors.

President Trump boosted the economy, reduced illegal invasions, appointed
dozens of judges and three SCOTUS justices.


Dec 18, 2023, 7:09:52 PM12/18/23
Elise is very well liked in NYS.
Most people believe NYS is blue, and that's true, but only because NYC has most of the population
and it's extrememly liberal and carries the state.

If you look at the burbs, like Long Island, upstate NYS, western NYS and such, there is a lot of
red support.

Red vs blue NYS from 2020:

Tommy Chong For President 2024.
Crazy Joe Biden Is A Demented Imbecile.
Impeach Joe Biden 2022.
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