Likely Cheney Successor Was Once Harsh Trump Critic

CNN reports:

New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, one of former President Donald Trump’s loudest defenders in Congress, once harshly attacked Trump over both his rhetoric and policies, claiming that she’d be an “independent voice.” Stefanik also frequently criticized Trump’s rhetoric, saying in one January 2016 interview, “Unfortunately, it’s tapping into the fear today of our security situation.” She added, “I think we should expect more substance out of our candidates.”

“I think he has been insulting to women,” Stefanik said in another local radio interview in August 2015, referring to Trump’s misogynistic comments about then-Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly. When Trump proposed as a candidate to ban Muslims from entering the country, Stefanik told a local newspaper in a telephone interview, “This is not who we are as a country… This is not according to our constitutional principle.”

Read the full article. Stefanik also used to oppose Trump’s wall.