The Lincoln Project, A Republican-led group that actively campaigned against President Donald Trump in the 2020 election is now targeting Republican congresswoman Elise Stefanik, condoning and supporting the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol that led to five deaths and more than 50 police officers injured.
The Lincoln Project has released several ads slamming the Congresswoman from Upstate New York, including a new one Friday that asks: “What happened, Elise?” The super PAC describes her as a “compassionate conservative who was the youngest woman elected to Congress” and had “such a bright future.”
“Now she’s just another sad Trump apologist,” the video says. ”When Trump demeans and attacks women, she goes along smiling. When Trump encourages racists, she is silent. What happened?”
The ad also compares Stefanik, who represents New York’s 21st District in the North Country, to two new members of Congress who’ve faced criticism for supporting QAnon conspiracy theories: “If Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert went to Harvard… they’d be Elise Stefanik.”
In another video released earlier this week, The Lincoln Project accused Stefanik of objecting to the Electoral College results when Congress resumed certifying the vote after the insurrection, saying that she “will be held accountable.”
This is your Coup.
This is your Siege.
This is your Insurrection.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) January 15, 2021