Nicole Malliotakis (R-N.Y.) was first sworn in to the U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 3, 2021 as the first Republican representative from New York City. Shortly after beginning her first term in Congress, she was appointed assistant minority whip for the Republican Conference and joined the Freedom Force, a group of first-term far-right representatives committed to countering the progressive “Squad.”
The daughter of immigrants from Greece and Cuba, Malliotakis represents the 11th Congressional District in Staten Island and southern Brooklyn. Although she’s a former #NEVERTRUMPer, she ran for reelection in 2022 with his endorsement and won.
After the 2020 presidential election, Malliotakis adhered to the GOP playbook by casting doubt on the legitimacy of the process. She voted against certifying Biden’s Electoral College win, impeaching Trump for inciting the mob, and establishing a special House committee to investigate the insurrection, among other measures.
Prior to being elected to Congress, Malliotakis served in the New York State Assembly from 2010–20, and is an alumna of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a right-wing, pay-to-play bill mill. In 2017, Malliotakis ran for mayor against Bill de Blasio (D) but lost.
January 6, 2021
- Just hours after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, Malliotakis joined 146 other congressional Republicans in refusing to certify Biden’s win of the 2020 presidential election.
- Malliotakis voted against impeaching Trump for his role in instigating the attack on Congress and the Capitol, and for fanning the flames once the riot broke out. In a statement released once he was acquitted, she wrote: “this unconstitutional impeachment trial, a second attempt to destroy President Trump, is nothing more than a political charade. It’s time for Congress to stop wasting its time and taxpayer money…. There’s too much work to be done to spend another day on this partisan sham.”
- Malliotakis voted against establishing a House committee to investigate what led to the violent assault on the Capitol and disruption of the congressional procedure underway that day.
- In an interview published on her congressional website a week after the attack, Malliotakis said, “the idea that this was a coup or an attempt to reverse the election is nonsense. This was about rooting out election fraud, this was about states violating their constitution, and this was about voter integrity…”
The Big Lie
- In explaining why she planned to vote against certifying the Electoral College results, Malliotakis said, “Whether there’s enough widespread fraud to change the election to have a different outcome is… really irrelevant in the overall view of this. [What] we really want to get down to is what occurred here.”
- Malliotakis voted against holding Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with a subpoena to testify before the House select committee investigating the insurrection.
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