I recently received a newsletter from U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik. It contained a few local items but was notable mostly for what it left out.

Considering that Ms. Stefanik is the third-ranking Republican in Congress and that Republicans are likely to regain control of the U.S. House of Representatives this year, her lack of national vision was astonishing.

We’re still in the middle of the novel coronavirus pandemic, but all she could do was to criticize Canadians and government regulation. It’s the anniversary of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, and there was nothing about that. And as the consequences of climate change become more and more extreme, Ms. Stefanik remains silent.

Rep. Stefanik has acquired a measure of power in Congress. But what good is it if she’s not trying to solve problems and improve the country?

Will Siegfried

Potsdam

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bobdog01

Sure she is! She was in Mar-A-Lago last night adoring her hero. I doubt anything important to NY 21 was discussed. And, if you haven't heard, she'll be President in six years! God help us.

KRobbins

Rep. Stefanik has acquired a measure of power in Congress. But what good is it if she’s not trying to solve problems and improve the country?

She’s either a convert to Trumpism or was one all along. All that matters is what is best for advancing her political career. She touts regularly the work she does to elect women to Congress. Yet, she put a shiv in Cheney in order to advance to leadership. Cheney’s crime was to inadequately genuflect to the once and future leader of the GOP, former president.

Is Stefanik going to manage to go from now until November without saying who won the 2020 presidential election? We’ll see. If I was a Trump supporter I’d be a little put out that she doesn’t actually say that he won. Seems like she’s just using him for those high priced fundraisers she’s always going to Mar a Lago for.

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