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‘She's not racist': House Republicans dismiss furor over Stefanik immigration ad

1 month ago   |   By Politico

Rep. Elise Stefanik 's GOP colleagues are largely defending the New Yorker over an incendiary immigration ad that sparked Democratic charges she was nodding to a racist conspiracy theory.
Stefanik, the No. 3 House Republican leader, became the face of Democratic messaging after Saturday's attack by a racist mass shooter in Buffalo, N.Y., as her opponents lined up to decry past ads she ran casting migrants as a force that would “overthrow our current electorate.” The shooter in a manifesto referenced the “great replacement theory,” which falsely asserts that the white population's influence...
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