Harvard has removed Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) from her role on the senior advisory board of the university’s Institute of Politics for making claims about voter fraud that “have no basis in evidence.”
Dean of the Faculty of the Kennedy School Doug Elmendorf announced the action in an open letter to members of the Senior Advisory Committee on Tuesday. Elmendorf said that he first requested that the congresswoman step aside voluntarily, which she refused. He then ordered her off the board.
“I spoke with Elise and asked her to step aside from the Senior Advisory Committee. My request was not about political parties, political ideology, or her choice of candidate for president. Rather, in my assessment, 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,” Elmendorf wrote. “Moreover, these assertions and statements do not