DNC Statement on Rep. Elise Stefanik Inciting Violence in New Ads

Representative Elise Stefanik has released new Facebook ads inciting violence and echoing the the white supremacist “great replacement” conspiracy theory to push a racist and xenophobic message. DNC spokesperson Adonna Biel released the following statement:

“As another right-wing mob descends upon the Capitol this weekend, Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is echoing the same vile rhetoric that has led to several acts of violence in recent years. Stefanik and the House GOP are recycling the same racist and xenophobic playbook they used in 2018 that ultimately cost them the House. Apparently, this is what it takes to become a member of House Republican leadership – xenophobia and a remarkable commitment to pushing the Big Lie that led to an actual insurrection. Every day House Republicans reach a new low – and today is no different.”