This past Tuesday, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) made a trip out to Michigan in order to campaign and work for a Democrat for the very first time.
Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) Found odd company with Cheney out in East Lansing as Cheney took strides to call for Michiganders to vote for Democrats in the election coming Tuesday/ Slotkin, who is currently the incumbent, is fighting for her life in a very intense race over the 7th district seat against Republican State Senator Tom Barrett.
“If we want to ensure this revival of our republic, we have to walk away from politics as usual,” exclaimed Cheney, as reported by a story from the Detroit News. “If the people in our party are not doing the job they need to do, then we’re going to vote for the people in the other party.”
Once Slotkin arrived to welcome the Republican to Michigan, Cheney explained to the gathered voters, a crowd of roughly 500, “This is, by the way, the first time I’m campaigning for a Democrat.”
The aisle-crossing Republican congresswoman known for being the vice chair of the House committee investigating the January 6 Capitol riot heavily focused on setting back up a republic that she thinks has been severely damaged by other members of the Republican Party.
“The chips are down for us. This is our time of testing. Not a single one of us in this room and not a single one of us across this country can be a bystander. We all must stand and defend this republic,” exclaimed Cheney.
Slotkin was quick to highlight concerns from Cheney about the overall state of American politics, stating that the largest issue the pair agree on is “preserving American democracy.” Barrett called out both Slotkin and Cheney, labeling the pair “war-hawks.” The Republican candidate from Michigan has received the strong endorsement of Harriet Hageman, the politician who beat out Cheney in her own state’s Republican primary in Wyoming back in August.
“People are sick and tired of these establishment forces hanging together, no matter what,” explained Barrett. “The phony idea that Elissa Slotkin and Liz Cheney are now part of some non-partisan coalition together – the only thing they brought us is the misery we’re all feeling right now.”
Most Republicans have become quite used to the new stance from Cheney of standing against conservatives that she says are dangerous to democracy. This past Tuesday, Cheney chose to stand behind Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) in his campaign against candidate J.D. Vance for the Senate race in Ohio, and additionally, the congresswoman was outright trolled by Arizona gubernatorial Kari Lake in the wake of Cheney putting out an ad calling on Arizonans to not vote for the Republican candidate.
“Thank you for your generous in-kind contribution to my campaign,” stated Lake in a letter. “Your recent television ad urging Arizonans not to vote for me is doing just the opposite. Our campaign donations are skyrocketing and our website nearly crashed from traffic as people rushed to learn more about my plan to put Arizona first and join our historic political movement.”