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A Trumpist Star is Born

Posted On: Dec 14, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

A Trumpist Star is Born

GLENS FALLS, NEW YORK-Elise Stefanik, the representative from New York's rural 21st district, spent the first half of an eerily warm week in late November looping her district: A panel at the North Country Chamber of Commerce, just 20 miles from the Canadian border; Dino's Pizza, where she once helped the owner's fiancé obtain a green card. Just weeks earlier, Stefanik was the breakout star of the opening week of the impeachment hearings. Wearing bright fuchsia on the second day, the lone Republican woman on the House Intelligence Committee hammered witnesses with acute, high-speed questions. She leaned into the microphone and made her voice-literally the loudest in the room-echo. She slammed the Democrats for the procedures they had previously published as rules for the impeachment process, which led to a clash with Intel Committee Chair Rep. Adam Schiff about her speaking out of turn. “What is the interruption this time?” she asked Schiff at one point with audible exasperation. Later, when House...

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