Rep. Elise Stefanik Slams ‘Sick Sexist Smear from Pelosi’: ‘Media Doesn’t Bat an Eye!’

By Craig Bannister | May 6, 2021 | 2:03pm EDT
Rep. Elise Stefanik
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“Imagine if these words were uttered about a Dem woman?” Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) asked Thursday, responding to a “sick sexist smear” made against her by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).

On Wednesday, in an interview on PBS NewsHour, Speaker Pelosi was asked if she had “any comment on Elise Stefanik,” who is reported to be the top candidate to replace Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) in the Republican House leadership.

“Maybe, she’s just more compliant,” Pelosi suggested:

PBS NewsHour: Any comment on Elise Stefanik?

Pelosi: “That’s necessarily up to them. Maybe she’s more, shall we say, compliant.

“It’s not my business. I don’t really know her.”

A Republican House speaker who said something like that about a female Democrat would be blasted by the media and forced to resign, Rep. Stefanik responded Thursday on Twitter:

“A sick sexist smear from Pelosi who will lose her gavel in 551 days. Yet the media doesn’t bat an eye!

“Imagine if these words were uttered about a Dem woman? Would be outrage coverage & the Speaker would have to resign.”

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