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Thu May 6, 2021, 08:26 PM

Stefanik emphasizes support for false election claims, Trump movement ahead of leadership vote

Source: Washington Post

Stefanik emphasizes support for false election claims, Trump movement ahead of leadership vote

By Colby Itkowitz
Politics reporter
May 6, 2021 at 7:37 p.m. EDT

Rep. Elise Stefanik on Thursday emphasized her support for former president Donald Trumpís false claims that the 2020 election was stolen through voter fraud as she seeks to lock down support to replace Rep. Liz Cheney as the third-ranking House Republican.

Stefanik (N.Y.) appeared Thursday morning on the podcast of former Trump campaign and White House aide Stephen K. Bannon, where she sought to make the case that she is a reliable supporter of Trump and devoted to his brand of nationist populism, distancing herself from her ties to the old establishment wing of the party and her moderate voting record in Congress.

Trump and many of his allies have rallied around Stefanik to succeed Cheney as chair of the House GOP Conference after the Wyoming Republican made clear she would continue to publicly challenge Trumpís false claims about the election and place blame on him for the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by his supporters.

Appearing on Bannonís show less than a week before Republicans are expected to vote Cheney out, Stefanik sought to cement her place in leadership by giving credence to unfounded theories about election fraud, including in Arizona.

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Thu May 6, 2021, 08:32 PM

1. Steve Bannon has a "show"?

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