LANSING, Mich., September 18, 2020 — The following statement is from Michigan Republican Party Chairman Laura Cox regarding the failure of Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel and Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson to defend existing Michigan election law in the courts.
“Secretary of State Benson and Attorney General Nessel are expected to defend and execute the laws of this state. They cannot pick and choose which laws they defend. Secretary of State Benson and Attorney General Nessel are standing idle hoping that their political party will benefit from legal chaos. This dereliction of their constitutional duties is unacceptable. Michiganders elected AG Nessel and Secretary Benson to enforce the law, not stand back while new laws are made to benefit a partisan agenda. This is an Executive Branch gone amok. Who is representing the people of this state? ”