Aug 12, 2022
Two House Democrats Ask Their Voters to Support Liz Cheney in Primary
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by Eric Lendrum
Two Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives are publicly asking Democratic voters in Wyoming to vote for Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) in her upcoming primary, as she faces likely defeat at the hands of a pro-Trump challenger.
According to the Daily Wire, Congressmen Tom Malinowski (D-N.J.) and Dean Phillips (D-Minn.) made their appeals to Wyoming Democrats in online campaign ads this week, voicing their support for Cheney’s re-election.
“Liz Cheney and I don’t agree on everything,” says Malinowski in a Facebook ad. “But we’re on the same side today, fighting for a country where we settle our differences by voting, not violence. Wyoming Democrats can put country over party too by registering to vote for her in the Republican primary.”
Phillips made a similar demand in another ad, saying “you might be a little surprised that I’d be supporting Liz Cheney in her bid to continue representing Wyoming in the U.S. House, but principle must always come before politics, and nobody has shown more honor, integrity, and courage than she.”
“So I ask you to please consider temporarily switching parties and voting for Liz Cheney on or by August 16th,” he continued.
The requests by the two congressmen reflect a strategy that has been discussed by some Democrats as a means to oppose candidates endorsed by President Donald Trump. Cheney is the last of the ten Republicans in the House who voted in favor of President Trump’s second impeachment, and Trump has endorsed rival candidate Harriet Hageman, a former Republican National Committee member and gubernatorial candidate in 2018.
Due to her vote for impeachment, as well as her continued vocal criticisms of Trump and her participation in the controversial January 6th committee, the Wyoming Republican Party both censured and then disavowed her, refusing to recognize her as a Republican in the coming election. Polls overwhelmingly indicate that Cheney will lose the primary on August 16th, which would make her the fourth pro-impeachment Republican to lose a primary this year.
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Eric Lendrum reports for American Greatness.
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Cowboys Sign Two Free Agents After Starter Suffers Season-Ending Injury
Getty Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy looks on during an NFL game.
The Dallas Cowboys are apparently in the free agency market after the team’s latest injury news requires the team to bring in new blood.
It’s never easy to navigate the injury bug, but the Cowboys have done exceptionally well this season. The team is 3-1 despite injuries to players like quarterback Dak Prescott, wide receiver James Washington and corner Jourdan Lewis.
However, the latest injury comes at a surprising position: long snapper. According to DallasCowboys.com writer Nick Eatman, Cowboys long snapper Jake McQuaide has suffered a serious arm injury and is likely done for the 2022 season.
“Veteran deep snapper Jake McQuaide is likely out for the season with a torn triceps injury,” Eatman Tweeted on October 4. “The Cowboys worked out some snappers today, possibly signing to the practice squad.”
It’s a tough break for McQuaide, who has been on the Dallas roster since the beginning of the 2021 season. Now, Dallas has added two players to the practice squad in order to mitigate the loss.Cowboys Sign Two Veteran Free Agents
After Eatman’s initial report on McQuaide’s triceps injury, NFL media insider Tom Pelissero Tweeted out that the team has already decided on their two free agency additions.
“The #Cowboys are signing long snappers Matt Overton and Tucker Addington to the practice squad after Jake McQuaide suffered a torn triceps that likely will sideline him for the season, per sources,” Pelissero posted on October 4.
Overton is the most recognizable of the two names, as he has been long snapping in the NFL for nine seasons and has played for the Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans and Los Angeles Chargers.
As for Addington, he is trying to stake his claim for an NFL roster spot. Addington attended Sam Houston in college before being selected by the Houston Gamblers in the 2022 USFL draft.
On the surface, it seems like Overton is the favorite for the position based on his veteran experience. However, he hasn’t held down the job long-term in recent years, as the Titans and Chargers both moved on after one season with the veteran.
Either way, whoever steps in will have big holes to fill, as McQuaide is missing game time for the first time in his 12-season NFL career.McQuaide Comes to Dallas After Rams Tenure
Being a long snapper in the NFL isn’t easy, as minor mistakes or misses in execution aren’t really acceptable. Blown field goals or botched punts are killers for any NFL team, and that’s why McQuaide’s career is fairly exceptional.
From the 2011 season through the 2020 season, McQuaide was the Los Angeles Rams’ long snapper. That’s 160 regular season games according to Pro Football Reference, and that alone is proof that McQuaide is very good at his job.
After 10 seasons in St. Louis and Los Angeles, McQuaide parted ways with the Rams organization and joined up with the Cowboys. He was the snapper in all 18 games of the 2021 season, and had continued that streak through this year’s first four games.
Now, McQuaide will have to see if he can recover in time for the end of the season, but it appears unlikely.