FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Saturday, March 4, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, Republican House Conference Chair Elise Stefanik spoke at CPAC, the largest and most influential gathering of conservatives in the world, to highlight the new House Republican majority and her work on the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. You can watch her full speech linked here.
Read Chairwoman Elise Stefanik’s full remarks as prepared below:
“Good afternoon, fellow conservatives!
I am so excited to be here with you today as the Conference Chair of the New House Republican Majority.
Thank you AMERICA for FIRING Nancy Pelosi once and for ALL!
In just two short years under Far Left Democrat rule, America is facing crisis after crisis:
Inflation has skyrocketed to the highest rate in my lifetime, crushing hardworking families, small businesses, farms, and seniors.
Families now have to choose between filling up their gas tanks, heating their homes, or putting food on the table because of Bidenflation and Joe Biden’s war on American energy.
Violent crime is rampant in big cities, suburbs, and small towns as Democrats continue to push their radical defund the police policies and rhetoric.
Joe Biden has shamefully turned his back on our border patrol agents as America faces a border crisis with our southern AND northern borders wide open, with millions of illegals and deadly fentanyl pouring across.
Our national debt is more than 31 TRILLION DOLLARS, yet Joe Biden and the Far Left Socialists want a blank check to continue to spend your hard earned taxpayer dollars on wasteful, woke programs.
Foreign money from Communist China and Russia has flowed to the Biden Crime Family while the stenographers in the mainstream media turn a blind eye to it all.
And America is seeing Joe Biden’s corrupt DOJ and FBI fully weaponized as they labeled parents as domestic terrorists, conducted an unprecedented raid on President Trump’s home, and illegally paid Twitter $3 million to suppress stories, such as the Hunter Biden Laptop story, all for the political benefit and purpose of electing Democrats.
Our House Republican Majority is the last backstop to SAVE AMERICA and the ONLY check on Joe Biden.
And we have hit the ground running –
On Day 1, we voted to defund and FIRE Joe Biden’s Army of 87,000 IRS agents,
We reopened the People’s House from Nancy Pelosi’s authoritarian and unconstitutional regime.
We voted to END unconstitutional and destructive COVID-19 mandates.
Speaker McCarthy removed Corrupt Adam Schiff and the Communist Chinese-compromised Eric Swalwell from the Intelligence Committee.
House Republicans made sure Ilhan Omar could no longer spew her vile Anti-Semitism from the Foreign Affairs Committee.
House Republicans and America will always proudly stand with Israel!
We established the Select Committee on Communist China to expose and combat this grave threat across our country.
We launched the Select Subcommittee on the COVID Pandemic to continue to dig into what we all knew 3 years ago – what we were viciously smeared by the mainstream media for saying, and what Fauci lied under oath about – that COVID came from a Communist Chinese lab.
We introduced the Parents Bill of Rights to ensure parents, not radical Leftists or Washington bureaucrats, are in the driver’s seat when it comes to their child’s education.
Just this week, we passed my bill, the REIN IN Inflation Act, to hold Joe Biden accountable for his reckless spending and executive orders that have caused prices to skyrocket and inflation to surge.
And yes, we established and are hard at work on the Select Committee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government to take on the deep state, expose the rampant corruption in Joe Biden’s DOJ and FBI, and protect our Constitutional rights under attack from corrupt federal bureaucrats and bureaucracies.
This select committee will do some of our most important work of this Congress.
There is a systemic rot and dangerous politicization in the culture and leadership of the FBI and other agencies and it needs to be rooted out.
Just look at the dangerous and unAmerican list of abuses:
Joe Biden’s Department of Justice illegally targeted parents as domestic terrorists just because they stood up for their kids at school board meetings.
The FBI’s unconstitutional opening of “Crossfire Hurricane” to illegally target President Trump and suppress the will of the American people.
The faulty FISA application used to illegally SPY on President Trump’s campaign. Which they lied about and I was proud to help expose at the House Intelligence Committee.
The Twitter Files and the FBI’s illegal suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story shamelessly using millions of taxpayer dollars.
I will say that again. We, the American people, unknowingly picked up the tab for the FBI to pay Twitter to interfere in the 2020 election on behalf of Joe Biden.
And House Republicans are proud that under Chairman Jim Jordan’s leadership, we’ve issued more subpoenas than any other committee combined.
And WE ARE JUST GETTING STARTED.
Friends, the fabric of America is under attack by the radical Left, their loyal stenographers in the mainstream media, and the failed and corrupt leadership of Joe Biden.
We need patriots like you across America to save our great Republic.
This will be one of the toughest fights we face.
Believe me, I know firsthand that the Left, the entire corrupt Democrat ecosystem, and vicious Never Trumpers will smear, threaten, cancel, lie, and do anything to try to silence us and suppress the will of the American people.
But the American people are smart.
We see past the Left’s politics of personal destruction, we have exposed the corrupt and complicit mainstream media, and we must take our country back in 2024 by re-electing President Donald J. Trump.
And as the newest Mom in Congress, to my 18 month old son Sam! I know that nothing is more important than saving the American Dream for the next generation.
And I know how important this movement is because of where I come from – my home.
I was born and raised in Upstate New York and the North Country where we are proudly America FIRST.
We are the cradle of the American Revolution, where almost 250 years ago, brave patriots fought in the Battles of Saratoga to turn the tide of the Revolutionary War.
It’s where 43 years ago at the Olympics in Lake Placid, a team of American amateur hockey players out hustled, out-skated, and defeated the Communist Soviet Union – stunning the world and giving us the unforgettable Miracle on Ice.
Today, we are the proud home of Fort Drum and the historic 10th Mountain Division, one of the most deployed units in the U.S. Army since 9/11.
And I am so humbled and grateful each and every day to represent the hardworking people of New York’s 21st Congressional District.
We unabashedly love America.
We must work together to SAVE AMERICA.
AND. WE. WILL. WIN.
Thank you very much! God Bless the United States of America.”