Powerful House Republican Elise Stefanik has a lot of explaining to do. She endorsed a congressional candidate in New York who has a fondness for Adolf Hitler:
An upstate congressional candidate with a long history of controversial remarks is once again in hot water after saying that Adolph Hitler is “the kind of leader we need today.”
In an audio clip unveiled Thursday by Media Matters for America, a left-leaning watchdog group, Republican Carl Paladino is heard invoking the Nazi leader and commending “how he aroused the crowds.”
“(H)e would get up there screaming these epithets and these people were just — they were hypnotized by him,” Paladino said during a February 2021 appearance on the The r-House Radio Show, which airs on WBEN in Buffalo. “That’s, I guess, I guess that’s the kind of leader we need today.
“We need somebody inspirational. We need somebody that is a doer, has been there and done it,” he added.
She endorsed this guy:
Stefanik, the No. 3 Republican in the House of Representatives…has allied herself with notorious fire thrower Carl Paladino, who recently was caught on tape complimenting Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, his latest in a long line of racist and misogynistic remarks.
This is the same Stefanik who recently got in hot water for espousing the same kind of views shared by the Buffalo supermarket shooter:
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), the No. 3 House Republican, and other GOP lawmakers came under scrutiny Sunday for previously echoing the racist “great replacement” theory that apparently inspired an 18-year-old who allegedly killed 10 people while targeting Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo.
The baseless conspiracy theory claims that politicians are attempting to wipe out White Americans and their influence by replacing them with non-White immigrants. The theory was cited repeatedly by 18-year-old shooting suspect Payton Gendron in an online document that appeared to have outlined his intention to carry out his planned attack in Buffalo because of its significant population of Black people.
Stefanik, like Paladino, has a racist problem. Then it again so does the Republican Party, as a whole.