While Donald Trump tries to jam through another Supreme Court nominee before it’s too late, Republicans have decided any and all attacks on the nominee will be deemed “anti-Catholic” even though no one gives a damn about Amy Coney Barrett‘s personal faith. All that matters is how it would influence her decision-making, which she had openly and repeatedly said it would.
Looks like down-ballot Republicans are using the same tactic.
Eric Wallace is the Republican running for the Illinois State Senate from District 40, and he published this ad claiming his opponent, incumbent Democrat Patrick Joyce, is attacking his “Christian values.”
His proof? A mailer — which the Joyce campaign told me didn’t even come from them — that Wallace simply points to in the video without ever describing what’s on it.
Okay. So let’s zoom in and see what these so-called attacks on his Christianity are. Are they mocking his faith? Proposing anti-Christian discrimination? Criticizing Jesus? NOPE!
… on every vote, every time, Eric Wallace opposes women making their own personal decisions. Even when a woman has been raped or is a victim of incest.
That’s it. That’s what Wallace claims is an attack on his faith: A criticism of his dangerous, harmful, misguided anti-abortion position. Wallace doesn’t even refute it!
The mailer isn’t anti-Christian; it’s accurately spelling out Wallace’s stance. What is he so mad about?! (I’m not sure why that ad says he’s a state senator. He’s not. He’s run for office before but never won.)
I reached out to Wallace to ask what was anti-Christian about that ad, and whether the summary of his position was inaccurate. No response yet. But if someone else reciting your platform accurately is bad for your campaign, you shouldn’t be running for office.