Rep. Elise Stefanik, Poised To Dethrone Liz Cheney, Favors Controversial Arizona Election Audit
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-New York) said Thursday that she is “fully” supportive of the Arizona election audit. Stefanik’s increase in public appearances coincides with GOP efforts to remove Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming) as the Republican House Committee Chair.
“I fully support the audit in Arizona. We want transparency and answers for the American people,” Stefanik said in an interview with Steve Bannon. “We want to be able to fix and strengthen our election security and election integrity going into future elections – that should be something whether you’re Republican, Democrat or Independent, everyone should agree with, having faith in our election system.”
The Arizona Republican party enlisted Florida-based tech firm called Cyber Ninjas to analyze the audit’s results despite repeated accusations that the group’s CEO Doug Logan spread several false election conspiracy theories on his now-deleted Twitter account. In an April press conference, Logan told reporters, “It’s really, really important to us that we have integrity in the way we do this count and in the results that come out of it.”
Stefanik was recently denounced by Club for Growth, a conservative economic organization, which said the New York congresswoman is “NOT a good spokesperson” for the conference, referencing GOP plans to remove Cheney. “Elise Stefanik is NOT a good spokesperson for the House Republican Conference,” the group wrote in a statement Thursday. “She is a liberal with a 35% CFGF lifetime rating, 4th worst in the House GOP. House Republicans should find a conservative to lead messaging and win back the House Majority.”