September 23, 2021
September 23, 2021
Lansing, Mich., September 23, 2021 – At an Ingham County Democrat Party meeting earlier this week, Rep. Elissa Slotkin vowed to move to Lansing if the Capital Region is drawn into a new congressional district. The statement is a massive slap in the face to the people of Livingston and Oakland counties, who Slotkin appears eager to leave behind to represent a more liberal area. Back in 2018, Slotkin was accused of “carpetbagging” for moving to Holly in northern Oakland County specifically to run for office.
Examining her highly partisan voting record, it is no surprise that she believes Lansing is the “most natural” area for her to run in. As Slotkin looks to abandon her district for an area with higher density of Democrats, she has yet to denounce Joe Biden’s $3.5 trillion liberal wishlist, with every indication pointing towards her voting to approve. Later in the meeting, Slotkin acknowledged that she voted to advance the legislation to a vote next week, then goes on to talk about finding an “off-ramp” so she can “save face,” likely directed towards the conservative areas in her current district.
Much like the Infrastructure bill, it looks like Elissa is looking for an “off-ramp,” or more like a rescue boat, for her political career. Slotkin’s tacit approval of the $3.5 trillion tax and spend bill does not resonate with the families or businesses in the more conservative areas of her district like Livingston County, who want to see the government get out of their way rather than burdening them further by raising their taxes.
“Elissa Slotkin has proven yet again that she prioritizes politics over the people she’s supposed to represent,” said Eric Ventimiglia, Executive Director for Michigan Rising Action. Ventimiglia continued, “Her apparent support of the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion tax-and-spend plan is a slap in the face to hardworking Michiganders.”