June 30, 2020 Uncategorized

STEFANIK NOT SHOWING UP FOR WORK; REFUSES TO STAND UP FOR OUR TROOPS AFTER INTELLIGENCE REPORTS OF RUSSIAN BOUNTY


STEFANIK NOT SHOWING UP FOR WORK; REFUSES TO STAND UP FOR OUR TROOPS AFTER INTELLIGENCE REPORTS OF RUSSIAN BOUNTY 

CANTON—On Friday, the New York Times reported that Russia paid the Taliban bounties to kill US and allied soldiers in Afghanistan. Since the initial reporting by The Times, The Washington Post and Republican lawmakers have confirmed the existence of this intelligence dating back to early 2019. Multiple intelligence sources confirm that this information was included in the president’s daily briefing book in February of this year. Meanwhile, Republican lawmakers, including Cong. Elise Stefanik refused to attend House Intelligence Committee briefings for months.

“This is an incredibly important matter of national security,” said Cobb. “Not only is Elise Stefanik absent from the job, but she’s also refusing to stand up for the lives of American troops. If Stefanik can’t be counted on to represent the best interest of soldiers at Fort Drum, her time in Congress must come to an end.”

This isn’t the first time Elise Stefanik has skipped out on the job and put our national security at risk. When the president held talks in Afghanistan with the Taliban, Congresswoman Stefanik remained silent. When it was reported that Donald Trump asked the Chinese president for help with his reelection, Elise Stefanik remained silent. When the president called for Russia’s readmittance to the G7, Stefanik remained silent. Just yesterday, CNN reported that intelligence officials believe Trump’s interactions with foreign leaders is a “national security threat,” yet, Elise Stefanik remains silent. 

“Stefanik has abdicated her responsibility to our soldiers and her constituents,” said Cobb campaign manager Gabie Hart. “Stefanik found herself in Iowa, in Tulsa, and on Fox, but she can’t show up to do her job. Repeatedly Elise Stefanik has shirked her responsibility to her constituents in favor of her partisan career. Unfortunately, this time, the lives of American troops are on the line.”

 

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