Every campaign season, Republicans talk a lot about conservatism, and claim they’re in favor of truly conservatives policies.
But when they’re back in Washington, D.C. without an election in that calendar year, they always show their true colors.
And that’s exactly why this far-left Congresswoman has a higher conservative rating than the new House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik.
Last week, Republicans in the House of Representatives voted to remove Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) from her leadership role as the House Republican Conference chairwoman.
Obviously, that was the correct decision, especially considering Cheney routinely joined with Democrats to claim that former President Donald Trump was responsible for the events at the Capitol on January 6.
Upon removing Cheney from her post as the third highest ranking Republican in Congress, the establishment’s handpicked successor, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), was elected to fill the post in a 134-46 vote that was conducted by secret ballot.
As always, Republican leadership tried to sell the American people on Stefanik by packaging her as a true conservative who could unite the party ahead of 2022, and lead the fight to win the House.
Likewise, the Fake News Media tried to characterize her as a “Trump loyalist.”
But what they both forgot to mention – surely by a complete accident – was the fact that Stefanik’s voting record is actually to the Left of some of the most far-left members of Congress this nation has today.
According to the conservative political action committee Club For Growth’s conservative scorecard, which rates every member of Congress based on how they vote on different legislation, Stefanik has a lifetime conservative rating of just 35%.
Meanwhile, radical far-left Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (R-MN) has a lifetime conservative rating of 38%.
And, unfortunately, it doesn’t stop there.
Heritage Action and the American Conservative Union have also given Stefanik ratings of 48% and 43% respectively, proving that the Club For Growth rating was not an outlier, but the actual reality of her voting record.
If the Republican leadership in Washington, D.C. had no other choice, and were forced to make Stefanik the third most powerful Republican in Congress, this would be a different conversation.
But that simply wasn’t the case, as Texas conservative Representative Chip Roy, whose Club For Growth conservative score sits at a perfect 100%, also ran to become the new House Republican Conference chair.
“Club for Growth urges conservatives to support Rep. Chip Roy to become the next U.S. House Republican Conference Chair,” Club For Growth president David McIntosh said. “The choice is simple – Roy is a proven and principled conservative while Rep. Elise Stefanik has a long record that includes supporting big government spending and opposing Trump’s tax cuts. It’s time for a real conservative with a record like Roy’s to serve in leadership to fight Biden and the socialist Democrats and take back the House in 2022.”
Roy had pointed out prior to the vote by secret ballot that, amongst other affronts to conservative values, Stefanik had opposed Trump’s tax cuts in 2017, supported an amendment to override Trump’s transgender military policy, voted for the “Delivering For America Act” helping push a Democrat conspiracy theory that Trump was trying to destroy the Postal Service, voted against Trump’s border wall, and co-sponsored a bill that made illegal immigrants permanent citizens without any additional border security measures.
All in all, Roy voted with President Trump 90% of the time, while Stefanik’s votes only aligned with Trump 35% of the time.
Even a staunch Trump critic like Liz Cheney voted in-line with the former President 30% more often than Stefanik, as Cheney did so 65% of the time.
As sad of a truth as it is, when it came time to establish the Republican Party’s future, and chart a course that would either be a more principled or a more liberal approach, the GOP chose the latter – again.
The 2022 midterm elections are fast approaching, and there is far too much at stake in this country for Republicans to hand the responsibility of uniting the party to someone who’s voting record is as far-left as any Republican can be.
The American people who either didn’t vote for Joe Biden, or have already woken up to the reality of his Presidency, deserve so much better from Republicans.
And if they continue down this path, don’t be surprised if Democrats not only keep their majority in 2022, but also increase it.
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