Representative Alice Stefanik (RN.Y.) may have to look for a new domain name in the medium term.
A viral tweet from a former “South Park” writer revealed Stefnik’s ownership of a website, which is expected to run for re-election in the fall.
The website, elisestefanik2022.com, mocks the candidate’s controversial Facebook ads touching on the “great substitution principle.” Conspiracy Theory promotes a racist ideology about how white people are being replaced by minorities and immigrants.
This theory was cited by the gunman who was accused of a mass shooting that killed 10 people in Buffalo, New York. The victims were mostly black people and the shooter targeted a grocery store in a predominantly black neighborhood.
Writer Toby Morton appears to have designed the website to mimic a real campaign site.
Morton’s site, however, is his way of poke fun at Stefnick and his recent controversy.
“I come from white. White people, mmk? Let’s be clear where I come from because sure, Stefnik doesn’t seem white at all, but I’m totally white. White White White,” said of the fake site Described in the “About” section.
Another section contains the fake news headline “Stephanic Shares Blame for Shooting Spree”.
“Our little racist is all grown up now,” Morton wrote. “A white supremacist goes on a killing spree in Buffalo, because of hateful rhetoric from Alice Stefanik.”
Stefnik’s team issued a statement on Monday responding to allegations that his rhetoric inspired the shooter, saying the lawmaker “never advocated a racist position or made any racist statement.” But the next sentence of the statement echoes the “great replacement” it talks about “apologies to illegal immigrants.”
A separate headline on Morton’s site reads “Alice Stefnik: ‘Democrats Are Pedophiles'”, a reference to a recent tweet on the national infant formula shortage.
Morton may also be behind more fake websites mocking Republican Party figures.
A page on Stephanic’s site points visitors to sites critical of the Texas government. Greg Abbott, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former Representative Devin Nunes (R-California).
Stefnick’s office did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment on the fake site.
Several Twitter users on Tuesday praised Morton for his website.
The comedian revealed that he direct-messaged the viral tweet to Stefnik on Tuesday night.
“You think the numbers for this tweet are impressive, just wait until I release website traffic info from the first 24 hours,” Morton wrote.
“More stuff on the way…”