Republican Supreme Court Candidates Are Desperate to Distract from Their Shameful Record
LANSING – The Michigan Nurses Association and Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon joined together today to provide a reality check for Michigan voters that may have seen misleading Republican ads in the Michigan Supreme Court race and remove any doubt that the candidates for Michigan’s families and kids are Judge Connie Marie Kelley, Judge Shelia Johnson and Bridget Mary McCormack.
“You can talk all you want about being a rule of law judge, but the people of Michigan want a Supreme Court that follows the rule of law in order to protect our children,” said Napoleon. “The three Republican Supreme Court candidates are desperate to distract from their records of letting child abusers off the hook and throwing out the convictions of child pornographers, and that’s why they’ve resorted to baseless attacks against Judge Kelley, Judge Johnson and Professor McCormack.”
“As a nurse for more than three decades, I know how much it matters for children and families to have a legal system that advocates for them,” said Debra Nault, a registered nurse with the Michigan Nurses Association. “Judge Kelley, Judge Johnson and Professor McCormack have a strong record of putting the health and safety of Michigan’s children and families first, and they will continue to do so on the Supreme Court.”
In addition, the Michigan Democratic Party today introduced a new Supreme Court commercial featuring Lauren Furneaux, a child abuse prevention activist. The script from the ad reads as follows:
These days you hear some outrageous things on TV — like special interests, who control Michigan’s Supreme Court, trying to claim that mothers and advocates for children don’t care about protecting kids.
For years, Michigan’s Supreme Court has turned its back on victims of sexual assault and abuse.
Connie Kelley, Shelia Johnson and Bridget McCormack have spent their careers working to keep kids safe from harm.
These three protect families.
The new online ad is available here: