Wednesday, 07 Dec 2022

Republican and Trump critic Liz Cheney to campaign for Michigan Democrat

Republican and Trump critic Liz Cheney to campaign for Michigan Democrat


Republican and Trump critic Liz Cheney to campaign for Michigan Democrat

Republican congresswoman Liz Cheney on Thursday endorsed Democratic congresswoman Elissa Slotkin of Michigan and plans to campaign for her.

It is the first time that Cheney, a critic of Donald Trump who lost her Republican primary, has crossed party lines to formally support a Democrat.

Cheney, of Wyoming, announced her support for the two-term House member from Holly, Michigan, in a statement by the Slotkin campaign that notes she plans to headline a campaign event with Slotkin in the Lansing-area district next Tuesday.

Cheney and Slotkin serve on the House armed services committee, but their shared background in the federal government goes back further. Cheney worked in the state department before launching her political career, as did Slotkin, who worked in the CIA and the defense department as well.

Both have been vocal critics of House Republicans who have sought to downplay the siege of the US Capitol on 6 January 2021. Cheney is vice-chair of the House January 6 committee, which recently issued a subpoena for Trump to testify.

Biden received more votes than Trump in the district in 2020 by less than 1 percentage point.

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