Democrats Ask Wyoming Voters to 'Consider' Backing Cheney

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    The Facts

    • Two House Democrats, Reps. Tom Malinowski (D-N.J.) and Dean Phillips (D-Minn.), have appealed to members of their party to consider voting for Republican incumbent Liz Cheney in the Wyoming Primary on Aug. 16.

    • In ads running on Facebook, the two lawmakers stated that "principle must always come before politics" and that "we're on the same side today fighting for a country where we settle our differences by voting, not violence."


    The Spin

    Pro-Trump narrative

    Despite standing against the Trump-endorsed norms of the GOP and purporting to "protect the Constitution," Cheney has sat on the January 6th Committee that has been illegitimate since its inception. As a consequence, despite her rhetoric, Cheney will likely suffer with Republican voters come the Wyoming Primary.

    Democratic narrative

    Democrats have been fated to try and govern the country alone, following near-total resistance by Republicans. Cheney, a hard-right stalwart, is being purged not because of policy but because of her ethical stance on Trump. Democrats have been underappreciated for trying to run a country where near-half of its politicians are more focused on Trump-based chaos rather than on how to make the country a better place.

    Nerd narrative

    There is a 60% chance that Republicans will control US congress following the 2022 midterm elections, according to the Metaculus prediction community.


    Establishment split

    CRITICAL

    PRO

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