Elise Stefanik rocketed to stardom in the Republican political universe for her devastatingly effective cross-examinations this week during the impeachment debacle.
She also took Adam Schiff down a few pegs with some brilliant showmanship. But it was her incisive and effective questioning during the impeachment hearings, where she seemingly got all the Dem witnesses to make key admissions, that made her reputation.
She was short and to the point, unlike most of the politicians on the stage who would rather hear themselves talk than find out new information and move forward.
For that, she has earned a massive backlash on the left – started or at least pushed by George Conway, Kellyanne’s husband.
Hollywood jumped on the bandwagon, such is the threat of Elsie, and soon her opponent in 2020 raised a million smackers.
So last night she went on Hannity and told the Fox audience what was happening and within two hours she raised $500,000.
Upstate New York Rep. Elise Stefanik says she raised $500,000 for her election campaign in less than two hours Thursday night after appearing on Sean Hannity’s TV show on Fox News.
Hannity praised Stefanik’s performance in the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment hearings this week, calling her “a new star” in the Republican Party.
President Donald Trump, who first declared Stefanik a GOP rising star over the weekend, repeated that sentiment Friday morning in an appearance on Fox and Friends.
“I’ll tell you what, this young woman from Upstate New York, she has become a star,” Trump said in a live phone interview with the show.
“She has become a star, her mannerism, her way of talking…it’s just the whole thing,” Trump said of Stefanik. “She was fantastic during the hearings…
…Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, said Friday morning that she raised $500,000 for her campaign in less than two hours after appearing on Hannity’s show.
On Twitter, Stefanik encouraged supporters to donate to her campaign through the website fightschiff.com named after Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
THANK YOU to all of my supporters — we raised $500K in UNDER 2 HOURS last night! I am deeply honored and overwhelmed by all of your support and will continue standing up for FACTS and #NY21. Join me in this fight and donate today! https://t.co/tVW9NvZSMx— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) November 22, 2019
“I just focus on the facts,” she said. “It is clear that every day that goes by, Democrats’ case for impeachment is crumbling.
Again, the facts remain the same, Ukraine got the aid, there was no ‘quid pro quo’ and there was no investigation into the Bidens,”
She accused Rep. Adam Schiff, the Democratic chairman of the committee, of continuing his “regime of secrecy.”
“And because I’ve been such an outspoken advocate for the facts, I have been attacked by the Hollywood left, who have dumped millions into supporting my far left Democratic opponent,” she said.
Earlier in the day, she said Democrats’ impeachment inquiry “reeks of political desperation.”
Thank you President @realDonaldTrump for the kind words on @foxandfriends this morning. I was proud to stand up for facts and transparency during the impeachment hearings this week. WATCH 👇 and DONATE to help me hold Adam Schiff accountable at https://t.co/tVW9NvZSMx! pic.twitter.com/dMxNfM02vd— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) November 22, 2019