New York Rep. Elise Stefanik Finds 'Rot in Hell Fascist Pig' Note on Car, Blasts 'Far-Left' for 'Vicious hate'

Representative Elise Stefanik (R-NY) criticized the "radical Far-left" after she found a note on her car calling her a "fascist pig."

On Saturday, Stefanik shared a photo on Twitter of what appeared to be a handwritten note reading "rot in hell fascist pig." It was not clear who left the note.

Alongside the image, she wrote, "It is truly sad that the radical Far-Left cannot see beyond their vicious hate.

"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," she said.

Stefanik, who serves New York's 21st congressional district, wrote in a separate tweet, "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," she said, alongside a praying hands emoji.

Referring to Tedra Cobb, a Democrat hoping to unseat Stefanik, she added, "This hateful rhetoric should be publicly condemned by my opponent immediately." The tweet featuring the image was shared over 6,200 times and liked by 15,000 users.

Cobb responded to Strefanik, who has been known to call her "Taxin' Tedra" : "you're right, that type of discourse is damaging and wrong.

"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."

Stefanki hit back, "This is not a condemnation. 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."

National Public Radio member North Country Public Radio reported that "numerous news organizations have fact-checked [the name Taxin' Tedra] and found to be inaccurate."

Stefanik hit headlines and won plaudits from fellow Republicans last year for questioning former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch during the House's impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump.

Her performance prompted the president to tweet "a new Republican Star is born."

Stefanik, the youngest Republican woman to be elected to Congress, graduated from Harvard in 2006 and was a member of President George W. Bush's Domestic Policy Council Staff until 2009. Her official biography states she "assisted in overseeing the policy development process on all economic and domestic policy issues" in the Chief of Staff's office. She also worked for her family's business, Premium Plywood Products.

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U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik pictured at the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill November 19, 2019 in Washington, DC. Shawn Thew - Pool/Getty Images