Will supporting Santos land Stefanik in the doghouse with donors?

Published: Jan. 27, 2023 at 11:17 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 27, 2023 at 6:27 PM EST
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WASHINGTON (WCAX) - New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is under increased scrutiny for her support of a controversial colleague in the U.S. House.

Newly elected Rep. George Santos has been caught in lies and faked his resume while running for office.

Stefanik was a vocal supporter of her fellow Republican, and some donors to the Santos campaign said they only gave him money because of Stefanik.

CNN National Politics Reporter Eva McKend, who you may recognize as a former WCAX News anchor, says going back to that donor well might be tough for Stefanik now.

“I would imagine it will be difficult to lean on them to open their wallets again given the debacle with Santos,” McKend said.

Stefanik says she had no knowledge of Santos’ lies.