According to reporting from NBC News, Rep. Elise Stefanik was at it again, defending the indefensible when asked about Trump confusing his Republican primary challenger Nikki Haley with Nancy Pelosi at a rally in New Hampshire.
Stefanik says Trump ‘has not lost a step,’ denies he mixed up Haley and Pelosi
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., balked at the idea that Trump has “lost a step” in an interview with NBC News, insisting that despite the former president mistakenly referring to Haley instead of Nancy Pelosi at a rally last night, it “wasn’t a mix-up” at all.
“The reality is Nikki Haley is relying on Democrats, just like Nancy Pelosi, to try to have a desperate showing,” Stefanik said.
Pressed by NBC News that Trump was talking about Jan. 6 when he misspoke, Stefanik doubled down: “President Trump has not lost a step. He is a stronger candidate” now than in 2016.
Stefanik also dodged multiple times when asked whether she’d vote to certify the 2024 election results should Biden win again.
Asked whether she wanted to join the ranks of Trump’s potential running mates, Stefanik said she’s “focused” on her job in Congress and that “it’s a long time between now and November.”
Stefanik appeared this morning at Trump’s campaign headquarters in New Hampshire, where she was met with “VP” chants.
As Scott Lemieux at Lawyers, Guns and Money noted:
After all these years people still haven’t figured out that being especially public about kissing Trump’s ass is a lot more likely to result in ritual humiliation than a spot on the ticket.
Also note how one of the 3 top-ranking House Republicans is a full-blown election denialist, just like the Speaker.
I agree. We’ll see how all this ass kissing works out for her in the end.