Michigan Attorney General Nessel Claims ‘Democracy’ on Ballot in New Campaign Ad


In a new campaign ad for her reelection, Attorney General Dana Nessel says “democracy is on the ballot.”

“AG Dana Nessel’s Republican opponents support ‘The Big Lie’ and violent extremists. Whether it’s elections or domestic terrorism-what happens in Michigan doesn’t stay in Michigan. It impacts all of America. Let’s make sure Dana is re-elected. Our democracy depends upon it,” Nessel said in a tweet, attaching her ad.

The ad itself is even more hyperbolic.

“Republicans are putting our safety and our democracy at risk,” it says. “But our attorney general is fighting back. Attorney General Dana Nessel is taking action.”

The ad splices clips of Nessel speaking on multiple cable news shows. It also includes clips of news anchors talking about Nessel, in particular her infamous push to have attorneys who challenged the validity of the 2020 election disbarred.

“They have to be penalized in a way where they’re actually losing their law license, so that never again can they enter a court of law and make these type of unsupported, and frankly dangerous claims,” Nessel says in an MSNBC clip that is part of the ad.

The ad also brags about Nessel expanding her office’s hate crimes investigation unit.

“Dana Nessel: standing up for democracy. Standing up for all of us,” the ad finishes.

But Nessel has been the subject of some controversy herself, contrary to her message of upholding the rule of law.

She tried to use the state police to have a Michigan restaurant owner arrested before that restaurant owner appeared on Fox News‘ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” The restaurant owner was defying Michigan’s COVID-19 lockdown orders at the time.

“Do we know her whereabouts? We should just have her picked up before she goes on. This is outrageous,” Nessel said in an email to staff on March 12.

She also infamously refused to investigate her friend and fellow Democrat, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who may have caused unnecessary COVID-19 deaths with a policy that hospitalized sick COVID-19 patients in nursing homes with elderly, at-risk residents.

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Pete D’Abrosca is a contributor at The Michigan Star and The Star News Network. Follow Pete on Twitter. Email tips to [email protected]
Photo “Dana Nessel” by Dana Nessel.









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