One year after the U.S. Capitol riot: How Stefanik embraced, amplified election falsehoods

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Thursday marks one year since a violent, pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol.

Five people died, including a police officer. More than a hundred officers were injured. Another four officers died by suicide in the months after the attack.

The rioters broke into Congress to stop the peaceful transfer of power after Joe Biden won the 2020 election. 

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Schuylerville) delivers a speech at the 2020 Republican National Convention.

Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-Schuylerville) delivers a speech at the 2020 Republican National Convention.

For months, former President Trump falsely claimed that the election had been stolen. North Country Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, a Republican, spoke out against the violence that day. 

But she also voted against certifying the presidential election results in Pennsylvania, and she rose to prominence in large part because she backed and echoed Trump’s…

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