Rep. Stefanik Responds to Her Removal from Harvard Advisory Board

Office of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Following the violent events at the Capitol last week Rep. Elise Stefanik was forced to step down from her senior advisory role with the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kenndey School. However, instead of complaining the Republican representative is wearing the reprisal as a badge of honor. Rep. Stefanik was one of the few Republican lawmakers who stood by her promise to object to some state’s Electoral College votes for Joe Biden.

Dean Doug Elmendorf said in a statement that Rep. Stefanik was asked to step down not because of her affiliation to President Trump but because she supported the president’s “baseless” election fraud claims.

Townhall reports:

Following this consideration, I spoke with Elise and asked her to step aside from the Senior Advisory Committee. My request was not about political parties, political ideology, or her choice of candidate for president. Rather, in my assessment, 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. Moreover, these assertions and statements do not reflect policy disagreements but bear on the foundations of the electoral process through which this country’s leaders are chosen.

In their conversation, Rep. Stefanik refused to resign, and so Elmendorf told her he would remove her from the panel himself.

“The decision by Harvard’s administration to cower and cave to the woke Left will continue to erode diversity of thought, public discourse, and ultimately the student experience,” Stefanik writes in a blunt new statement.

With her expulsion, Stefanik added that congratulations are in order for the Senior Advisory Committee, which is now composed solely of “Joe Biden voters.”

Since last week a number of people have called on Stefanik and other Republicans who voted to object to resign from their positions.


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