NRCC should repudiate U.S. Rep. Stefanik’s absurd Pruitt statement

April 5, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today called for the National Republican Congressional Committee to repudiate U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) for calling for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to step down after President Donald Trump expressed continued confidence in Pruitt:

“It’s almost as if the GOP is trying to lose the House majority in November. After passing a disastrous omnibus bill, U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik added to House Republican woes by calling for the firing of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. Pruitt’s accomplishments in ending the war on coal are one of the many highlights of the Trump administration and Stefanik’s absurd media pandering is a gut shot to those conservatives still seeking to support the House majority. What’s particularly galling is that Stefanik’s statement comes hard on the heels of the President’s expression of confidence with Pruitt, deliberately reigniting a story that should have been put to rest. NRCC Chairman Steve Stivers has a particularly difficult problem in that Stefanik has been tasked as a candidate recruiter for Republicans in the 2018 midterms.

“If Republicans are serious about consolidating their base in the 2018 general election, Stefanik needs to be repudiated immediately.”

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