From The Peninsula
By: Chris Galford
Sens. Tonya Schuitmaker (R-Lawton) and Patrick Colbeck (R-Canton) have put forth resolutions that urge the U.S. Senate to cut federal funding for sanctuary cities.
The Michigan Senate Judiciary Committee greenlit both concurrent resolutions 20 and 21, moving them into the demesne of the Senate for further consideration. They specifically urge the institution of Kate’s Law–a measure approved by the U.S. House of Representatives in June 2017, which would increase penalties for those deported yet consequently seek re-entry. In the process, they also seek a stripping of funding to any city that proclaims itself a sanctuary city for illegal immigrants.
Yesterday, my opponent in the Attorney General’s race, Tom Leonard, sent an email titled “Desperate campaign attacks” and denounced “the negative campaign being run from my opponent.”
For him to tell people he opposes negative campaigning is quite a shock, because as he’s traveled the state, he criticizes fellow Republicans, and the day I announced my candidacy, a so-called “news” website attacked me and ran Facebook ads promoting the fake news story. Who owns this website? Tom Leonard’s political consultant. Tom Leonard is clearly comfortable with negative campaigning, but only if it suits his political interests and especially when he can hide behind others.