By Nancy Foster

To the Editor:

Representing the needs and wants of constituents of various political persuasion in a district as large as the 21st Congressional District can be challenging. Congresswoman Stefanik has certainly met those challenges as demonstrated by the bi-partisan support she received in every one of the 12 counties in the 21st Congressional District who chose to vote for her over her opponent. Why did she receive so much support? Elise has always worked to create or support legislation beneficial to her constituents. She has sought funding for programs to improve the health and economic well-being of all in her District. Perhaps just as important as “bringing home the bacon” Elise treats her constituents with respect.

Elise respects the fact that many of her constituents are hardworking, intelligent, patriotic rural Americans who are trying to pay their mortgage, run their farm, keep their business afloat, put food on the table and protect their family in this new “defund the police” world.

Elise respects the concerns many of her constituents have about the legitimacy of the 2020 election. She condemned the January 6, 2021 assault on Capitol Hill by a small number of troublemakers but did not paint all who came to peacefully protest with the same brush.

Ten years ago, February 17, 2011 to be exact, Speaker Pelosi tweeted her support for the unionists who stormed the Wisconsin State Capitol in an attempt to block a vote on collective bargaining reform. Even though demonstrators entered the State Capitol by breaking down doors and shattering windows, Pelosi tweeted, “I stand with the students & workers of #WI, impressive show of democracy in action.” Speaker Pelosi never disappoints in her display of political bias and hypocrisy.

President Trump received bi-partisan support from the majority of voters in the 21st Congressional District. Trump supporters have been ridiculed and labeled by some as “illiterate”, “Un-American”, “homophobic” “misogynic” “racists” who need to be “deprogrammed”. Isn’t it interesting that those who ridicule Trump supporters are mum on the past and present Antifa riots, destruction of businesses, government property and private property in Portland and Seattle.

Elise not only works hard on behalf of her constituents; she treats all with respect.

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