Slotkin admits she is more Liberal than AOC
LANSING, Mich., June 9, 2019 – On Friday, in an interview published by the Progressive blog The Michigan Advance, Freshman Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin boasted that her voting record is actually more liberal than that of Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. To back up the admission, The Advance pointed to statistics gathered by FiveThirtyEight showing that Ocasio-Cortez has voted with President Trump 10.3% of the time. Elissa Slotkin, a self-proclaimed moderate, has never voted with the president scoring an alarming 0.0%. She takes this extreme position despite the fact that Slotkin’s constituents voted overwhelmingly for Trump in 2016.
In the days following the publication of the interview, either The Michigan Advance or Congresswoman Slotkin got cold feet about the admission. Early Monday morning, The Advance removed admission and all accompanying statistics. The explanation was that the story had been updated to “clarify Slotkin’s voting record”, but the use of statistics in the original post did just that. This begs the question, did Congresswoman Slotkin pressure the left-wing blog to change their post because the truth threatens her carefully cultivated moderate image?
When asked for comment, Michigan Republican Party Chairwoman Laura Cox stated the following; “This is yet another example of Elissa Slotkin lying about who she really is. First, she lied about where she lived. Then, she lied about standing up to Pelosi. Now,she admits she has been lying about being a moderate. If there has been one consistency with Shady Slotkin, it’s her consistent trouble with the truth”.
The following are screenshots of the original Michigan Advance post as well as corroborating statistics from FiveThirtyEight.
From the original Michigan Advance post: