During an event with Donald Trump, Elise Stefanik, the new House Republican Chair, raises $250,000.
After holding an event in New Jersey with former President Donald Trump on Wednesday evening, Republican Representative Elise Stefanik of New York has raised more than $250,000.
Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, a vocal Trump critic, was successfully deposed from her position as chair of the House Republican Conference by Stefanik in May. Although Stefanik was once considered a moderate Republican, she has forged a close relationship with Trump and earned his support in her quest to unseat Cheney last month.
During a Wednesday evening fundraising event at his National Golf Course Bedminster in New Jersey, Trump applauded Stefanik.
“Elise has been incredible and loyal to our movement. According to the New York Post, Trump told a meeting of dozens of Republican contributors, “We have to make sure she’s able to win large and raise the money she needs to help lead our party to recapture the House.” The former commander in chief stated emphatically that he is “100% behind Elise,” pushing everyone in attendance to do the same.
Trump remarked, “I see she has the extreme nuts chasing her, crazy Democrats, which means she’s already doing a tremendous job as our conference chair.”
Stefanik expressed her gratitude for his continuing support on Thursday morning via Twitter.
“Thank you, President Trump, for hosting such an amazing event as we work together as one Republican team to win in November. The stakes are higher than ever, and with President Trump’s backing, it’s only 516 days till we #FIREPelosi for good,” she tweeted. Stefanik received more than $250,000 in donations during the event, according to Punchbowl News.
For more information, Washington Newsday contacted Stefanik’s and Trump’s press offices, but did not receive a response right away.
Stefanik initially gained Trump’s attention during his first impeachment, in late 2019 and early 2020, when she vehemently defended him amid charges that he used his position to compel Ukraine to launch politically motivated investigations against then-presidential candidate Joe Biden. The congresswoman has aligned herself closely with Trump since then, voting against the certification of the 2020 election results and backing baseless allegations that the results were somehow fraudulent.
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