June 30, 2020

Saratoga, NY: “As the Representative and Chief Advocate in Congress for Fort Drum and the soldiers in the 10th Mountain Division, the most deployed unit in the Army, Congresswoman Stefanik’s primary concern is and always will be, the well-being, protection, and preparedness of our brave men and women in uniform,” said Maddie Anderson, Stefanik campaign spokeswoman. “Taxin’ Tedra’s embarrassing attempt to claim otherwise is pathetic, inappropriate, and beneath the dignity of a candidate attempting to represent this district.

“Unlike Taxin’ Tedra who has never read a shred of intelligence and merely parrots talking points from Nancy Pelosi (her choice for Speaker) and Adam Schiff, Congresswoman Stefanik participated in a White House senior level classified briefing with the Director of National Intelligence, the National Security Advisor, the Chief of Staff, and NSC staff. Taxin’ Tedra has never and will never receive a classified briefing from our brave intelligence community. Taxin’ Tedra can continue to embarrass herself by shamelessly politicizing illegal leaks. But voters in this district know that Elise is one of the strongest supporters of our military in the entire country.

“This week, Congresswoman Stefanik is marking up the National Defense Authorization Act where she serves as the Ranking Member, a position with direct oversight of U.S. Special Forces, force protection policy, and related intelligence support.

“Taxin’ Tedra has a clear record of failing to support those who protect our freedoms. She came out against our National Guard when they were deployed to protect our streets from violent rioters, anarchists, and looters. She is on record supporting defense cuts to our military that would devastate Fort Drum, military readiness, and hurt military families. Taxin’ Tedra is dangerously unfit to represent the 10th Mountain Division and the North Country as a whole. She is a vote for Nancy Pelosi for Speaker, Adam Schiff for Intelligence Chair, and every North Country voter knows that Taxin’ Tedra is the number one pro-impeachment candidate in the entire country.”