MILWAUKEE—Judge Janet Protasiewicz spoke out today ahead of former Justice Dan Kelly’s involvement in the Republican Party’s misinformation tour, in which so-called “Election Integrity Roundtables” are being used to mislead the people of Wisconsin.
“It’s incredibly disappointing to see former appointed Justice Dan Kelly attach himself to this aggressively dishonest and partisan campaign,” said Judge Janet Protasiewicz. “It’s our responsibility as officers of the court to stand up for the rule of law, the constitution, and the truth. This disgraceful effort to promote Donald Trump’s Big Lie about the 2020 election should be opposed by people of good faith from every inch of the political spectrum.
“There are two reasons Donald Trump lost more than 60 court cases trying to overturn the results—the law and the facts,” continued Protasiewicz. ”It’s too bad that Dan Kelly continues to join Mike Gableman in courting extremists who oppose democracy. A Supreme Court justice needs to be independent and follow the rule of law despite their own personal beliefs. Dan Kelly and Mike Gableman have demonstrated to the citizens of Wisconsin that they are not fit to be on the bench.”
Janet Protasiewicz is a community leader, a judge who upholds the law, and a former prosecutor who dedicated her career to protecting victims.