Stefanik shows hypocrisy

To the editor:

In his letter to the editor on May 10 (“Stefanik deserves praise for stand against student protests”) Mr. Hight praised her “moral courage” in denouncing “anti-Israel protests” on college campuses. Stefanik, you may remember, questioned university presidents with her now famous lines: “does calling for the genocide of Jews … constitute bullying or harassment? Yes or no?”

Is this the same Elise Stefanik who endorsed Carl Paladino for Congress? This is the same Paladino who once called Adolf Hitler “the kind of leader we need.” Is this the same Elise Stefanik who wants to be the vice-presidential candidate for a man who, after demonstrators in Charlottesville chanted “Jews will not replace us,” stated there were “very fine people on both sides”? Not to mention his November 2022 dinner with Nick Fuentes and Kanye West, who have made antisemitic statements.

When the leader of her party declared to the world that America’s most senior military officer, General Milley, committed treason and death would be a suitable punishment, where were her questions about bullying or harassment? Yes or no? She said nothing: Her actions speak louder than her words.

The dictionary has a better word for her posture. Hypocrisy: the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform.

Robert Gilmore



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