Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) found a threatening and anonymous note left on her car while she and her husband were grocery shopping, as reported by The Daily Caller.
Stefanik said that she and her husband spent time during shopping talking to their constituents before returning to their car. When they arrived, they found a post-it-note on the windshield that read “Rot in hell FASCIST PIG.”
Stefanik posted a picture of the note on Twitter, describing it as a “vile anonymous note,” and saying “it is truly sad that the radical Far-Left cannot see beyond their vicious hate.” She added in a follow-up tweet that she considered the note to simply be “sad hatred,” and that she and her husband would be “praying for the author.”
Stefanik, who rose to prominence for her defense of the Trump Administration during the impeachment proceedings, called on her Democratic opponent, Tedra Cobb, to condemn the note. Although Cobb agreed that the note represented a “type of discourse” that was “damaging and wrong,” she then proceeded to falsely blame Stefanik herself for fueling such rhetoric with “name calling.”
Stefanik, who currently represents the 21st district of New York, was first elected in 2014 when she was only 30. She had held the record for the youngest woman ever elected to Congress until Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, at the age of 29, was elected in 2018.