Fight over Gov. Cuomo ended Elise Stefanik and Melissa DeRosa’s 20-year friendship

On the line was the congresswoman’s longtime pal, cima Cuomo aide Melissa DeRosa — and she was furious.

DeRosa “screamedat andbullied” Stefanik (R-Glens Falls) in an effort to make her to walk back her opposition to Cuomo’s orden ejecutiva, which would have shifted the life-saving medical equipment to hard-hit New York City and the surrounding area, a source told The Post.

But Stefanik — whose upstate congressional district has the largest population of highly vulnerable seniors in the state — wouldn’t relent.

The two women haven’t spoken since.

FILE — In this Jan. 18, 2017 foto de archivo, Gobernador de Nueva York. Andrew Cuomo, accompanied by his chief of staff Melissa DeRosa, walks to talk with members of the media after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York. De Rosa, Cuomo's top aide, told top Democrats frustrated with the administration's long-delayed release of data about nursing home deaths that the administration "froze" over worries about what information was "going to be used against us," according to a Democratic lawmaker who attended the Wednesday, feb. 10, 2021 meeting and a partial transcript provided by the governor's office. (Foto AP / Andrew Harnik, Archivo)

FILE — In this Jan. 18, 2017 foto de archivo, Gobernador de Nueva York. Andrew Cuomo, accompanied by his chief of staff Melissa DeRosa, walks to talk with members of the media after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York. De Rosa, Cuomo’s top aide, told top Democrats frustrated with the administration’s long-delayed release of data about nursing home deaths that the administrationfrozeover worries about what information wasgoing to be used against us,” according to a Democratic lawmaker who attended the Wednesday, feb. 10, 2021 meeting and a partial transcript provided by the governor’s office. (Foto AP / Andrew Harnik, Archivo) ((Foto AP / Andrew Harnik, Archivo))

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The April 2020 incident marked the end of a friendship forged more than 20 hace años que, when Stefanik, 36, and DeRosa, 38, attended Albany Academy for Girls, a private school where they both served on the student council.

Despite diverging politically — Stefanik just became the No. 3 Republicano en el House of Representatives, while DeRosa is a Demócrata, like her boss — the relationship endured as they thrived in their respective careers, with DeRosa among the guests at Stefanik’s 2017 boda.

As recently as 2019, DeRosa described Stefanik as a rock-steady friend who was always there for her when DeRosa was would call, “practically in tears,” for advice, writer Charlotte Alter tweeted this week.

And she is so morally supportive and will be there to coach through whatever the issue is,” DeRosa added, according to Alter.

Also that year, DeRosa tweeted that she and Stefanikmay not agree on everything, but I will never stop being in awe of my little sister and middle school student council running-mate…Nothing but class.

Stefanik — who was re-elected in November — tweeted back, “Thx Missy!” along with a kissy-face emoji.

EXPEDIENTE - En este enero. 17, 2021, file photo  Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., introduces Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence to speak to Army 10th Mountain Division soldiers in Fort Drum, N.Y. Conservatives in and out of Congress are expressing opposition to Stefanik’s rise toward House Republicans' No. 3 leadership job. Stefanik has embraced many of former President Donald Trump's evidence-free claims about 2020 election fraud. She declared this week that states unconstitutionally changed their election laws and said she supports an audit of Arizona votes that conservatives are using to bolster suspicions about the results. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, Archivo)

EXPEDIENTE – En este enero. 17, 2021, file photo Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., introduces Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence to speak to Army 10th Mountain Division soldiers in Fort Drum, N.Y. Conservatives in and out of Congress are expressing opposition to Stefanik’s rise toward House Republicans’ No. 3 leadership job. Stefanik has embraced many of former President Donald Trump’s evidence-free claims about 2020 election fraud. She declared this week that states unconstitutionally changed their election laws and said she supports an audit of Arizona votes that conservatives are using to bolster suspicions about the results. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus, Archivo)

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