Despite indictment, Stefanik backs Trump
Chris Churchill reports in the Times Union that despite an indictment on 34 charges, Rep. Elise Stefanik is standing by former President Donald Trump. Stefanik wrote on April 4 that, “The shameful arrest of President Trump is an unprecedented and chilling chapter in the left’s weaponization of the justice system against their leading political opponent.... Trump will defeat this latest witch hunt.” It is a reverse course for Stefanik, who usually backs the blue and the legal system. Stefanik has previously called for the arrest of former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and often makes reference to “the Biden crime family.” Stefanik is standing with Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Georgia woman who believes in Jewish space lasers, and George Santos, the serial liar, in backing Trump. Stefanik was among the first Congressional representatives to endorse Trump's 2024 election campaign. Stefanik now represents Rensselaer County in New York's 21st Congressional District. Read more about this story in the Times Union.