Sam Hesler & WNYT Staff
Updated: February 03, 2021 02:08 PM
Created: February 03, 2021 12:48 PM
QUEENSBURY - After being delayed by this week's storm, billboards calling for Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik to resign were set to go up in Queensbury on Wednesday.
NewsChannel 13 went to Queensbury to check on the billboards Wednesday morning. They weren’t up yet, but we were told they should be going up soon.
The Republican Accountability Project paid for the billboards. That group is a part of Defending Democracy Together, which says it’s a nonprofit founded by Conservatives and Republicans.
The group is putting at least part of the blame for the riots at the Capitol on Stefanik.
Olivia Troye is the director of the group that put it up, the Republican Accountability Project. She served in the Trump administration where she was Vice President Pence's homeland security and counterterrorism advisor and his lead staffer on the White House Coronavirus Task Force.
It's not just Stefanik. The group is putting up 11 billboards across the country targeting other lawmakers.
Stefanik Advisor Alex deGrasse responded with:
"Congresswoman Stefanik is focused on delivering COVID relief to North Country families, small businesses, and schools. The Never-Trump movement is doing all they can to distract the press from their massive sexual abuse and harassment scandal, but putting a pathetic billboard in a town we won by 35% two months ago, is certainly next level desperation. The Far-Left, Never Trumpers, and scam PAC organizations spent nearly 7 million dollars trying to beat Congresswoman Stefanik in 2020 and she was reelected with the highest number of votes of any Congressional candidate in the history of the North Country. No one cares about these billboards except for the media."
The billboard’s message will be displayed until the end of February.
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