From Greg Stumbo <[email protected]>
Subject Really? He won't defend the Constitution?
Date October 21, 2019 9:10 PM
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This is a big deal, John. In my debate last week with Daniel Cameron, a big question came up--as the Attorney General, would either of us defend laws that are unconstitutional?

My answer: It's my job to defend the constitution. Cameron's answer: He'll scrap the Constitution in favor of politics.

I don't suppose we should expect much more from Mitch McConnell's personal lawyer.

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Don't take my word for it. This happened in front of the Kentucky Tonight cameras and live to everyone watching at home. Here's the transcript:

STUMBO: When we put our hand on our bible and we swear to our God that we'll uphold the constitution, that's what we have to do. We have to uphold the laws of the constitution. ...

Why would you waste taxpayers money defending unconstitutional acts? I was in the legislature a long time. Pandering to any group in an unconstitutional manner is not something the attorney general should approve of. ...

CAMERON: He is not going to enforce and defend the laws that are passed by the General Assembly. That is a responsibility that you take. When you take the oath to be the attorney general, you make that commitment.

MODERATOR: Even if, Mr. Cameron, the Kentucky General Assembly passes laws that may not pass constitutional muster and could cost the taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars to defend? You would still be on board for that action?

CAMERON: We are certainly going to defend the laws that are passed by the General Assembly.

MODERATOR: Regardless of whether or not they're constitutional?

CAMERON: ... We'll look at anything that comes up in that regard and make an assessment at the time, uh, as to how we would, uh, respond to that, but ultimately our responsibility is to enforce and defend those laws that are passed by the General Assembly.


As a constitutional officer, it's my job to defend the Constitution. Mr. Cameron is just plain wrong.

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