Cheney Calls Democrats What?

Office of Representative Liz Cheney, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Speaking at an Anti-defamation League event on Thursday (November 10), Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) explained the midterm results were a triumph for “team normal.”

Cheney shared her belief the election results are a “victory for team normal,” saying people had come together to show their support for Democracy and share their belief in “standing up for the Constitution and for the Republic.”

The outgoing Wyoming lawmaker also called the midterm results a “real rejection of the toxicity and the hate and the vitriol and of Donald Trump.”

Cheney has been one of former President Donald Trump’s most outspoken critics, sharing her disdain for Trump following the January 6 Capitol riot, becoming vice chair of the January 6 House Select Committee and only one of two Republicans to serve on the panel.

Cheney noted that in “important” tight races, the results showed voters were disavowing anti-Democratic sentiment.

When asked about her support for three Democrats during the midterms, Cheney shared her thoughts on the common ground shared by both parties.

Cheney had endorsed Democrat lawmakers, Reps. Abigail Spanberger (Va.), Elissa Slotkin (Mich.), and Tim Ryan (Ohio) — only Ryan lost his race.

The Wyoming Republican explained that her support of those on the other side of the aisle was a reflection of the “challenges and threats” the nation faces.

She elucidated that as part of the bipartisan cooperation, lawmakers “don’t minimize our policy disagreements,” but that acknowledging “there is something much bigger and more at stake” has allowed them to work together to protect “fundamental democratic principles.”