Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney (R) spoke during an Anti-Defamation League event on Thursday dubbing the 2022 midterm election as “a clear victory for team normal.”
As she noted it showed that people still believed in Democracy and were willing to fight for the Constitution and the country. The results also showed that most people are willing to stand up against hate and Donald Trump.
Cheney is only one of two Republicans who are part of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol attack.
Cheney also noted the importance of having tight races across the country, which showed in their election results that they would not stand for anti-democratic ideas.
Cheney had been defeated in the Republican primary earlier this year. As part of her speech, she also talked about the importance of bipartisanship. In this midterm, Cheney endorsed three Democrats. As she noted her choice to stand by and support these colleagues of hers is a clear reflection of the nation’s challenges.
She noted that this decision showed that while there may be disagreements on policy between the people of the two parties, there is also an understanding that these elections are about something much larger. It was about fundamental democratic principles.
Cheney endorsed Democratic Reps. Abigail Spanberger (Va.), Tim Ryan (Ohio), and Elissa Slotkin (Mich.) in their respective races. Out of the three, only Ryan did not manage to secure a win.