FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: “PRESIDENT THANKS STEFANIK FOR FORT DRUM INVITE”
“Climb to Glory, 10th Mountain Division” – Congresswoman Stefanik
“President Thanks Stefanik for Fort Drum Invite”
“Stefanik Credited with Trump’s Return to Upstate”
“Securing a visit by the president is definitely a feather in Ms. Stefanik’s cap. It further demonstrates her value in Washington as someone with considerable influence, particularly when it comes to issues of concern to those of us in Northern New York.
Mr. Trump’s visit to Fort Drum will raise the north country’s profile. This should go a long way toward ensuring the post remains an integral part of this region for many years to come. It is an honor to host him.”
“A visit from the president boosts the morale of all those at Fort Drum. Their work is critical to safeguarding our homeland and preserving our freedoms. Having Mr. Trump come to the north country to review the troops and express his gratitude for everything they do definitely lifted their spirits.”
“Trump Praises Rep. Elise Stefanik for Securing His Attendance at NDAA Ceremony: ‘She’s an Incredible Representative’”
“Ms. Stefanik, who heads the National Republican Campaign Committee’s recruitment efforts, is a favorite to defeat the Democratic challenger, Tedra Cobb…Ms. Stefanik’s seat, which stretches from north of Albany to the Canadian border, is seen as one of the most solidly Republican in the state, with Ms. Stefanik carrying 65 percent of the vote in 2016.”
“Vice President Mike Pence was also in attendance and introduced the president. U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Willsboro, who helped write the bill as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, joined Pence to greet the president as he deplaned from Air Force One and delivered a few brief comments in the hangar.
It was Stefanik who invited Trump to Fort Drum. During his speech the president made note of her persistent invitations.
‘She didn’t give up,’ he said.
Stefanik said the president’s comment complimented the work of her office.
‘I think it shows … I am the strongest advocate for Fort Drum in Congress,’ she said.”
“’She’s an incredible representative,’ Trump added.
Stefanik, in her first public appearance with Trump, kept her remarks brief.
‘It is truly an honor to welcome you to Fort Drum,’ Stefanik said. ‘Home of the historic 10th Mountain Division, the most deployed unit in the U.S. Army since 9/11. Thank you for being here to sign the historic National Defense Authorization Act, which includes the largest pay increase, support for our military families and investments in our military readiness. Climb to glory, 10th Mountain Division.’
Trump later praised the second-term lawmaker for making an ‘unprecedented commitment for developing our artificial intelligence capabilities,’ citing the need for the U.S. to always be on the cutting-edge of adopting new technology in order to retain military supremacy.”
“Trump spoke admiringly at Fort Drum of Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Willsboro), who has held a comfortable lead in the polls over challenger Tedra Cobb, a Democrat…”
“Rather than endorsing the local congresswoman to a crowd of amped-up Trump voters, (the President) thanked her, before a uniformed audience of troops, for persistently asking him to come to the base…
The non-partisan message: Stefanik is not only fighting for the troops based in her district but has the clout to bring the president to town.”
“(Stefanik) says the president signing the National Defense Authorization Act on Fort Drum is a big deal for the North Country.
‘It shows that the president and the administration recognize the unique role that Fort Drum soldiers play when it comes to our national security,’ she said. ‘And to have the president along with the vice president and our joint chiefs sign the National Defense Authorization Act in the District is a big win.’”
PAID FOR BY ELISE FOR CONGRESS