Apparently the Republican party’s agenda has become so toxic and unappealing, they can only get elected by flat-out lying through their teeth. And what happens when they get called out on their lies?
When all else fails, you can run away, like Congresswoman (R-N.Y.) Elise Stefanik did last week when asked for details on her true plans for “fixing” Social Security and Medicare.
WNYT reports Stefanik held a press conference at a senior center in Glens Falls, N.Y. to make a statement on “protecting and preserving” the programs her constituents have funded all their working lives, and which she has actively worked to destroy.
“As a member of Congress, I will fight for our seniors and will not vote to make any changes, reductions, or cuts to those in or near retirement.”
But of course, she didn’t explain what she means by “near retirement,” or how the Republican Party gets the senior vote by preserving their level of benefits while screwing over the younger generations.
As her Democratic challenger for the upcoming election in November, Aaron Woolf, truthfully points out:
“She keeps hiding from the fact that she was a lead author of the 2012 Republican platform that called for the privatization of Social Security and Medicare.”
When a WNYT Channel 13 reporter pressed Stefanik for details, she stuck to her talking points. When the reporter refused to relent, Stefanik turned her back on the cameras and fled the scene.
Watch Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik turn tail and run!
Featured photo: Video screen grab/WNYT 13.