Harvard Institute of Politics have removed Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y) from their advisory committee in the wake of last week’s riot at the U.S.Capitol by a pro-Trump mob, citing her involvement in the spread of false information about voter fraud.
“Elise has made public assertions about voter fraud in November’s presidential election that have no basis in evidence, and she has made public statements about court actions related to the election that are incorrect,” Harvard Kennedy School Dean Douglas Elmendorf said. “Moreover, these assertions and statements do not reflect policy disagreements but bear on the foundations of the electoral process through which this country’s leaders are chosen.”
Elmendorf said the University asked Stefanik to resign but she refused, so they removed her.
Stefanik said the decision by the university to remove her, shows their willingness to “cower and cave to the woke left.”
“The decision by Harvard’s administration to cower and cave to the woke Left will continue to erode diversity of thought,” Stefanik wrote in a statement on Twitter. “The Ivory Tower’s march toward a monoculture of like-minded, intolerant liberal views demonstrates the sneering disdain for everyday Americans and will instill a culture of fear for students who will understand that a conservative viewpoint will not be tolerated and will be silenced.”
“I relish the opportunity to stand up for freedom of speech and freedom of thought on college campuses across America,” she continued. “Congratulations Harvard, the entire Board of the Institute of Politics now consists only of Joe Biden voters – how reflective of America.”
Stefanik has repeatedly echoed Donald Trump’s claims of widespread voter fraud in the election without citing any evidence.
She was one of the more than 100 House members to object to the certification of Electoral College results in the House even after the mob ransacked the Capitol.
“Tens of millions of Americans are concerned that the 2020 election featured unconstitutional overreach by unelected state officials and judges ignoring state election laws,” she said after the riot. “We can and we should peacefully discuss these concerns.”