Nicole Malliotakis, the Greek-American who won the congressional race for New York’s 11th District in November, has been appointed as an assistant whip for the Republican conference in the House of Representatives.
Members of the whip team serve as floor leaders and are responsible for mobilizing votes within the conference.
Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis named an Assistant Whip for @HouseGOP.
"The time is now for Congress to implement solutions that reenergize our economy, protect our freedoms & create more opportunity for individuals to achieve the American Dream." https://t.co/Iok0Dma4fO
— Office of Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (@RepMalliotakis) January 19, 2021
Malliotakis, who served as minority whip in the New York Assembly, said she will support policies that improve lives and will stand against the Democrats’ agenda “when necessary.”
“Americans and small businesses across our country continue to suffer as we work to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic,” she said.
“The time is now for all members of Congress to implement common sense solutions that reenergize our economy, protect our freedoms and create more opportunity for individuals to achieve the American dream.”
“Nicole is a dedicated public servant who has a long history of getting legislation passed and red tape repealed,” Minority Whip Steve Scalise said.
“She also has years of experience pushing back against the radical left and will be a key player in resisting Nancy Pelosi’s far-left agenda. I look forward to working together with her to get our economy back on track.”
Need to restore law and order
Malliotakis told Greek Reporter in an exclusive interview before the election that the incumbent “has not represented the values of the people of this district. He has supported policies that the people of the district disagree with.
“Ninety-seven percent of the time he has voted with Nancy Pelosi, from releasing convicted felons over the age of 50 — including violent ones — to amnesty for gang members to impeaching the President. He has supported these votes and they are not in sync with the views of this district,” she stated.
“He supports policies that Mayor de Blasio has brought forth that have made us less safe. For example, he supported ending cash bail, and the plan to close Riker’s Island (prison). And that is a prime issue in this campaign. Public safety has become a very big issue in New York,” she continued.
“My community is looking for someone who’s going to push back against these radical policies that have made us less safe. Shootings, murders, burglaries, car thefts, they have all skyrocketed in the last year. And we are going back to the 1980’s and we need to restore law and order to the streets of this city.”