Former President Donald Trump is reportedly eyeing New York Representative Elise Stefanik as a potential running mate for the 2024 presidential election. Trump expressed approval of Stefanik during a dinner at Mar-a-Lago, where he referred to her as “a killer.” According to insiders, Trump and his allies are closely considering Stefanik for the vice-presidential role due to her loyalty and ability to drive news on crucial issues.
Stefanik, once a moderate Republican, transitioned to become one of Trump’s key allies after his 2016 victory. Known for her vocal defense of Trump during his first impeachment, efforts to challenge the 2020 election results, and early endorsement of his 2024 bid, Stefanik has showcased unwavering loyalty. Trump sees loyalty as a primary criterion for his running mate, especially in contrast to what he perceives as a lack of loyalty from his former Vice President, Mike Pence.
The New York congresswoman’s loyalty is reflected in her past actions, including defending Trump during impeachment, supporting efforts to overturn the 2020 election, and challenging those critical of the former president. She will join Trump on the campaign trail in New Hampshire, emphasizing her growing role in Trump’s political endeavors.
Stefanik’s rise as a potential vice-presidential pick underscores Trump’s focus on loyalty and alignment with his agenda as he considers his political future.