Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) allegedly copied parts of her letter criticizing college presidents for their testimony about on-campus antisemitism word for word, according to a Democratic congresswoman. Rep. Kathy Manning (D-NC) and Stefanik were initially working together as members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, according to Manning spokesperson Gia Scirrotto. However, correspondence between the two offices obtained by the news website revealed that the pair clashed when Stefanik sought to use the letter to press for resignations, which Manning considered was excessive. The New York lawmaker then allegedly incorporated parts of the draft in her Friday letter while removing Manning’s name. Following a request for comment from Politico, Stefanik wrote on X, formerly Twitter, that Manning “got much less support for her weaker letter” and was “now trying to do a hit piece to help panicked Democrats who are clearly on the wrong side of history protecting these university presidents.”
🚨🚨🚨 Desperate and deranged Democrats are now attacking us for uniting the country around calls for these university presidents to be fired.
Here are the facts: Congresswoman Kathy Manning approached me on the House Floor with a rough draft for a joint letter to the boards of…
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) December 11, 2023
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