Stephanic, A Donald Trump Loyalist, echoed the racist “Great Replacement” theory in advertisements warning voters of “permanent election rebellion”. The plot, adopted by the far-right, assumes that white people are being deliberately replaced by minorities and immigrants.
In an editorial published on Friday, the board of the Times Union newspaper in Albany criticized its headline asking, “How come, Miss Stefnik?”
“Considering America as a melting pot is not an idealistic fantasy of the Left; it is part of the foundation of this nation’s greatness,” it wrote.
“If anything needs to change in this country and in the Republican Party – it is the disgusting rhetoric that Ms Stefanik and many of her colleagues so instinctively spewed,” the editorial concluded.