Stefanik: The left is 'spun up' after her impeachment hearing performance

In an interview with radio talk show host John Catsimatidis, Rep. Elise StefanikElise Marie StefanikBipartisan House bill seeks to improve pandemic preparedness The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga says supporting small business single most important thing we should do now; Teva's Brendan O'Grady says U.S. should stockpile strategic reserve in drugs like Strategic Oil Reserve House GOP to launch China probes beyond COVID-19 MORE (R-N.Y.) said that Democrats are "spun up" after her performance during the public impeachment hearings.

"I was focused on the facts and the substance in my questions of witnesses as part of these impeachment hearings," the House Intelligence Committee member told Catsimatidis.

"But obviously the left and Hollywood liberals got spun up," she added. "They have been pouring millions to support my far-left opponent all because I spoke on behalf of my constituents and I asked very strong questions."

Stefanik, 35, was referring to Tedra Cobb, who is challenging Stefanik for New York's 21st District seat. Last weekend, Cobb's campaign reported that it received more than $1 million in donations after the first set of impeachment hearings.

During former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie YovanovitchMarie YovanovitchJim Jordan requests documents from Pompeo regarding Hunter Biden, Burisma  Trump taps new ambassador to Ukraine America's diplomats deserve our respect MORE's hearing, House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - George Floyd's death sparks protests, National Guard activation Hillicon Valley: Trump signs order targeting social media legal protections | House requests conference with Senate after FISA vote canceled | Minneapolis systems temporarily brought down by hackers House punts on FISA, votes to begin negotiations with Senate MORE (R-Calif.) tried to turn the microphone over to Stefanik rather than GOP counsel. The move wasn't in accordance with the House impeachment proceedings' hearing rules, so House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - George Floyd's death sparks protests, National Guard activation Hillicon Valley: Trump signs order targeting social media legal protections | House requests conference with Senate after FISA vote canceled | Minneapolis systems temporarily brought down by hackers House punts on FISA, votes to begin negotiations with Senate MORE (D-Calif.) gaveled her down.

The incident caused Stefanik to be lauded by fellow Republicans but lambasted by Democrats.

"Adam Schiff made up these partisan rules that don’t allow members to yield their time to other members," Stefanik continued in the interview.

"This is unprecedented. It doesn’t happen in any other committee. It doesn’t even happen in the Intelligence Committee under normal rules."

Stefanik also criticized the left for continuing to "pursue impeachment regardless of the facts."

"This week there was not a single witness that had direct evidence of a quid pro quo or any impeachable crime," she asserted.