Liz Cheney Throws Support Behind Democratic Candidate
(ConservativeHub.com) – Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY), who lost her bid in the primaries to keep her job, has been on the outs with a significant portion of the GOP for her actions against former President Donald Trump, including her participation on the January 6 committee. Now, she’s crossed party lines to endorse Representative Elissa Slotkin (D-MI).
Slotkin faces a potentially tight race against state Senator Tom Barrett (R). She and Cheney work together on the House Armed Services Committee and served together previously in the State Department. They also share similar views on January 6.
Republican Rep. Liz Cheney endorsed Democratic Rep. Elissa Slotkin in Michigan’s congressional race. | By @HannaSeariachttps://t.co/fLqyCm8cNT
— Deseret News (@Deseret) October 28, 2022
In a press statement, Cheney called Slotkin an “honorable public servant.” She explained that they may not agree on all policies, but Congress needs someone like the Michigan Democrat, who is “serious, responsible, and substantive.” The Wyoming representative also announced her appearance at a Slotkin campaign event on November 1.
Some fellow GOP members have said Cheney’s decision to endorse a Democratic candidate is sign she’s working against the party. According to Fox News, “Life, Liberty & Levin” host Mark Levin called her a “surreptitious Democrat.” He compared her to Confederate President Jefferson Davis for her attempts to create a breakaway group of Republicans who shared her views. Meanwhile, US representative for Texas’s 13th congressional district Ronny Jackson (R-TX) blasted her on social media, accusing her of betraying her party and the US.
What do you think of Cheney’s decision to endorse Slotkin?
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