Elise Stefanik Rising GOP star thrust into spotlight with President Trump defense
Republican Party Elise Stefanik has long been lauded by Republican leaders as a rising star in the party, and her new role as one of President Trump's defenders during the impeachment hearings has thrust her into the national spotlight.
Elise Stefanik clashed with Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) in an early exchange pointedly questioned witnesses about the connection between the Bidens and Ukraine and stood at the front of the pack of GOP lawmakers during press conferences.
She also appeared alongside House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) on Sean Hannity's prime-time show on Fox News on Thursday.
Trump has taken notice. He recently praised the 35-year-old on Fox News.
Every once in a while you meet a new star," Trump told "Fox & Friends" on Friday. "I know a lot about stardom ... but I'll tell you what, this young woman from upstate New York, she has become a star.
25th November 2019