Lewis Blasts AG Ellison For Moving to Dismiss Lawsuit Against Unconstitutional Orders

Lewis Blasts AG Ellison For Moving to Dismiss Lawsuit Against Unconstitutional Orders

June 11, 2020

EAGAN, Minn. — U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis released the following statement after the office of Attorney General Keith Ellison moved to dismiss the campaign’s lawsuit challenging Governor Tim Walz’s unconstitutional executive orders.

“Last month, my campaign filed a lawsuit against the state of Minnesota for the gross overreach by the Walz Administration in its handling of the coronavirus pandemic. These unconstitutional power grabs by radical liberals like Senator Tina Smith and Governor Tim Walz are creating a brave new world where chaotic protesters are okay but gathering with friends and family or even going to church is not.

The Walz Administration refuses to be held accountable for what we now know was a horribly ill-advised policy of quarantining the healthy while putting the most vulnerable in congregated living centers at risk. Attorney General Keith Ellison’s motion to dismiss our campaign suit is just adding insult to injury. So is their argument that ‘there is no threat of any enforcement action’ unless they mean campaign gatherings are okay again.

As I have said for months now, the overreach from these unprecedented lockdowns has moved beyond economic hardship and favoritism into the realm of threatening our most basic liberties, including the fundamental right to travel and to gather. Our lawsuit was a notice for the state that it, too, has limits. Our power-grabbing politicians need to be held to account, for ourselves and posterity.”

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