Editorial | Malliotakis betrays Liz Cheney, elections, constituents and the rule of law – again

In 2019, one of the most prominent conservative voices in American politics, Wyoming Congresswoman Liz Cheney, came to Staten Island for a fundraiser to offer moral and financial support for then-Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis’ bid to unseat then-Congressman Max Rose the following year.

Cheney’s influence undoubtedly helped spur Malliotakis to victory over Rose in 2020. And on Wednesday, Malliotakis delivered quite a thank-you present to a congresswoman who helped her get to Capitol Hill: A knife in her back.

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