Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) might end up being Former President Donald Trump’s pick for vice president as reports have it that he is considering the no. 3 House Republican for the position.
Per NBC News, sources close to Trump said that Stefanik, who announced she would be joining Trump in his New Hampshire campaign, is on top of the GOP frontrunner’s list because of her strong sense of loyalty.
I’m so proud to join my friend President Donald Trump on the campaign trail in New Hampshire on behalf of #NY21 and America!
Looking forward to the Friday rally and thanking all the incredible hardworking @TeamTrump volunteers.
6 days until victory in NH!
America will elect…
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) January 17, 2024
According to the insiders, loyalty is one of the key qualities Trump is looking out for as he decides who will run beside him as vice president if he becomes the Republican Party’s official candidate for the 2024 election.
The idea of Stefanik as a potential running mate was reportedly brought up during a dinner with Trump’s team in Mar-a-Lago in late December. The conversation had turned to the issue of his running mate options and attendees raved about the New York representative’s epic grilling of three presidents from reputable universities during a congressional hearing on antisemitism on school campuses.
In a moment that went viral and led to severe backlash for the presidents, Stefanik repeatedly and firmly asked the presidents of University of Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Pennsylvania whether students’ calls for Jewish genocide violate the schools’ policies on bullying and harassment.
Speaking at the event about Trump’s opinion of Stefanik, Trump reportedly said, “She’s a killer.”
Meanwhile, Stefanik faces a censure motion from Democrats in the House led by Rep. Dan Goldman (D-NY) over her support for rioters who breached the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, Goldman took issue with Stefanik for her position on the issue and her recent description of the rioters with the term “hostages.”
“January 6th was the gravest attack on American democracy since the Civil War and Congresswoman Stefanik’s persistent and continued support for the perpetrators of an insurrection is contemptuous. In putting her personal ambitions over her integrity, Congresswoman Stefanik has been Donald Trump’s biggest congressional cheerleader, even though our mutual home state of New York overwhelmingly opposes him,” he said in a statement.