Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) on Saturday received a disgusting note on her car while she and her husband went grocery shopping. "Rot in hell fascist pig," the note read.
Stefanik shared a picture of the note on Twitter and asked for her Democratic opponent, Tedra Cobb, to condemn the "sad hatred."
It is truly sad that the radical Far-Left cannot see beyond their vicious hate.— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) March 7, 2020
My husband and I went grocery shopping this morning before district events and enjoyed chatting with constituents throughout the store.
This vile anonymous note was left on our car. pic.twitter.com/4K5OBN8qVj
As an elected official, I understand that respectful & passionate policy disagreements are foundational to our democracy. But this note is just sad hatred. We are praying for the author??— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) March 7, 2020
This hateful rhetoric should be publicly condemned by my opponent immediately.
Cobb replied, but instead of simply condemning what was said, she wanted Stefanik to agree to no "name-calling" throughout the course of the campaign.
.@EliseStefanik you’re right, that type of discourse is damaging and wrong.— Tedra Cobb for Congress (@TedraCobb) March 7, 2020
I think it’s time you joined me in pledging not to name call in this campaign. I’d love to work with you to set a better example for #NY21. https://t.co/Gl0rTr3SMW
The congresswoman fired back, saying there's a clear difference between calling Cobb "Taxin' Tedra" and Stefanik being called a "fascist pig." According to Stefanik, the nickname she's coined for Cobb is based on a "policy difference."
This is not a condemnation.— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) March 7, 2020
Here is my opponent equating “Taxin” with “ROT IN HELL FASCIST PIG”
One is a policy difference (you have voted numerous times to raise taxes) the other is a vicious, vile, sick attack.
They are not the same and voters know it. https://t.co/DGmmWHcwZW
The left would be outraged if this happened to one of their own. Every Democratic politician and member of the Democratic media complex would be demanding a Republican to condemn this kind of action. Not only is it rude but it's also scary. Clearly the person who left the note watched Stefanik, noticed what car was hers and waited for her and her husband to go into the store. That's a safety and security risk.
Of course, this will fly under the radar because it's happening to a conservative and not a Democrat. Just another example of the left's double standards.