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Michelle Steel (CA-45)
Rep. Michelle Steel is looking to return to Congress in a district that represents northwestern Orange County. Steel elcomed the endorsement from Elise Stefanik who has echoed the same racist conspiracy theories as the racist mass murderer who attacked El Paso in 2019 and Buffalo in May. Since then, Steel hasn’t spoken up to challenge this dangerous rhetoric. She also voted against the Dream and Promise Act in 2021, which would have put Dreamers and farmworkers on a pathway to citizenship.
Steel accepted thousands of dollars from her friend Brian Babin and $10,000 from Elise Stefanik’s superPAC. Learn more about these friends below.
Brian Babin (TX-36)This Texas Congressman from a district that runs from the west of Houston to the border of Louisiana is a vocal promoter of the white nationalist conspiracy theory that there is a plot afoot to replace white people with non-white immigrants. Last September, Brain Babin went on television to falsely claim democrats' had a “grand strategy” where they wanted “to replace the American electorate with third-world immigrants that are coming in illegally, many of them COVID positive.” Babin has since persistently amplified the racist language about a “great replacement” and migrant “invasion.” These are the same racist lies that inspired the mass murderers who attacked El Paso in 2019 and Buffalo in May.
Elise Stefanik (NY-21)Currently, the third-ranking House Republican, Elise Stefanik, won her leadership position because she went along with the election lies that the election was stolen from Trump and refused to condemn the violent insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021. Stefanik has also used her campaign to promote the white supremacist conspiracy theory that immigrants are trying to replace white people and overthrow our democracy. She has echoed the deadly lie about an “invasion” of non-white migrants at the border. Even after the racist mass murderer who attacked customers at a Buffalo grocery store echoed those very same lies, Stefanik doubled down on the dangerous language. Stefanik's lies about the election and an invasion are dangerous and distract from the fact that she wants to deny citizenship, block all refugees, and waste billions on a wall preferring to fear-monger about immigrants for her own selfish politics rather than work towards real solutions.
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GOP candidate @RepSteel wants to continue to represent CA even though she is friends with Elise Stefanik, who has echoed racist and dangerous conspiracy theories. Learn more about her friends at https://showmeyourfriends.org/t/ca45