Rep. Elise Stefanik Gets a Vile Note on Her Car, but Howard Dean's Response Makes It Worse

Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., questions former White House national security aide Fiona Hill, and David Holmes, a U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, as they testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, during a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump’s efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. (Andrew Harrer/Pool Photo via AP)

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) is the latest GOP target of some leftist love and tolerance.

The New York Congresswoman was coming out of the grocery store with her husband when she found a note on their car. “Rot in hell FASCIST PIG,” the note read.

“It is truly sad that the radical Far-Left cannot see beyond their vicious hate,” Stefanik said. “My husband and I went grocery shopping this morning before district events and enjoyed chatting with constituents throughout the store. This vile anonymous note was left on our car.”

Stefanik earned ire from folks on the left and anti-Trump folks when, during the impeachment hearings in the House, she challenged House Intel Chair Adam Schiff’s effort to cut off her ability to speak when yielded time by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), the ranking member on the Committee. She earned a lot of kudos for the way she handled herself and for standing up to Schiff. But it made her a target for those on the left.

She called on her opponent, Tedra Cobb, to condemn the action. While Cobb said it was wrong, she didn’t specifically condemn such actions and she even suggested it was somehow equatable to Stefanik calling her “Taxin’ Tedra.”

But perhaps one of the worst responses to the note came from Vermont Governor and ex-Democrat presidential candidate Howard Dean. While he said that he didn’t “condone” such a note, he then made it clear that he thought she deserved it.

What a contributor to tolerance and harmony. What a slime.

Oh, and this:

If the target of the note were a Democrat and Dean a Republican, everyone would be condemning the note and Dean and we’d be hearing calls right now that he’s a misogynist.

Democrats like Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) have encouraged harassment of GOP officials by saying to get up in their face when you see them and “push back,” let them know they “aren’t welcome anywhere.”

As Beth Bauman at Townhall observed:

Not only is it rude but it’s also scary. Clearly the person who left the note watched Stefanik, noticed what car was hers and waited for her and her husband to go into the store. That’s a safety and security risk.

HT: Twitchy