Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) vowed to challenge Joe Biden's election win when Congress meets Wednesday to certify the Electoral College results -- and she was hit with a fiery backlash.
The New York Republican -- who rose to prominence as one of Trump's top defenders during the impeachment saga -- joined with other GOP lawmakers who intend to reject electors from some states won by Biden in a last-ditch effort to overturn the president's re-election loss.
"I am committed to restoring the faith of the American people in our elections -- that they are free, fair, secure, and according to the United States Constitution," Stefanik tweeted.
Why I Will Object on Jan 6th
“I am committed to restoring the faith of the American people in our elections - that they are free, fair, secure, and according to the United States Constitution."
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— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) January 4, 2021
Stefanik's threat was not greeted with a positive response.
Restoring the faith in our elections by disenfranchising multiple states?
— Mitch Bryant (@AvsFan20) January 4, 2021
Sedition has consequences. We will make sure that you suffer them.
— John Rosevear 🇺🇸 (@john__rosevear) January 4, 2021
I live in one of the states you've decided to “contest".
I'm a law-abiding taxpaying citizen married to a combat veteran. And you've declared that my vote no longer counts.
It's a betrayal. And you will be held accountable.
— MJ (@mcald73) January 4, 2021
As a constituent, this deeply embarrasses me.
— Sunshine Notes (@sunshinenotes) January 4, 2021
You should object to the phone call yesterday.
If you aren't going to, spare me the lip service.
— Donny Grumpy Pants 🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@DoannaldT) January 4, 2021
We're a nation of laws. Trump's legal team had weeks to prove their case. They failed. If you fail to support our election and our courts, you are breaking the law and your oath. You should be arrested for Sedition and removed from office. @JoeBiden @SenSchumer @SpeakerPelosi
— Blueskydriving 🇺🇸 (@blueskydriving) January 4, 2021
You're a fascist who is bragging about committing sedition. You deserve the prison sentence you'll get for this abhorrent stunt.
— Tim Hannan (@TimHannan) January 4, 2021
You're a seditious traitor undermining the exact thing you pretend to care about
— Grudgie the Whale (@grudging1) January 4, 2021
It's sedition. You shouldn't be seated .
— Al crindal (@crindal00) January 4, 2021
I'm old enough to remember when Elise Stefanik was "the future of the New York State Republican Party." In reality, she's just the Michele Bachmann of the North Country.
There is something so gross about this woman calmly talking about supporting a coup, while smiling about it. pic.twitter.com/Zcerp7kqbO
— Russell Drew (@RussOnPolitics) January 4, 2021
"I will use my prestige and prominence as a Member of Congress to legitimize the insane rantings of the dumbest corners of internet commentary and the conspiracy theory emails forwarded by your racist great-uncle.
I am doing all this to restore faith in our elections, you see." https://t.co/vRvbRqEEoZ
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) January 4, 2021