Former CIA official announces bid to oust Elise Stefanik from House

Former CIA official announces bid to oust Elise Stefanik from House

A former CIA officer announced a campaign to unseat Rep. Elise Stefanik from her position representing New York’s 21st Congressional District.

Matt Castelli, a Democrat, posted a video to declare his candidacy, accusing Stefanik of betraying her oath to protect the Constitution during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol when Trump supporters swarmed the building as lawmakers certified President Joe Biden’s victory.

“It hasn’t been lost on me that Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and I took the same oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic,” Castelli said in his announcement on Wednesday. “But it’s clear to me, and countless other Americans, that she violated her oath that day. And in the weeks and months that followed.”

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Stefanik has served in Congress since 2015. She made headlines for defending former President Donald Trump

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