Kris Kobach, the Republican candidate for attorney general of Kansas, told Breitbart News that, if elected as the state’s chief legal officer, he would file lawsuits against the Biden administration, end fees for concealed carry permits, and prosecute cases of election fraud.
“On the first day, I’m going to set up a special litigation unit to bring some lawsuits against the Biden administration,” Kobach said in Thursday’s speech. Breitbart News Daily Podcast with host Alex Marlowe. “Texas is the model state. Texas is a state that somewhat puts the rest of the country on its shoulders when it comes to suing Joe Biden and his administration. In all, they filed more than 20 lawsuits. “
He continued: “Second, one of the things I’m going to do is give a concealed carry permit for free. South Dakota did that in March, and I think Kansas and other states should follow suit. You think about it. We Do not pay the state to exercise our First Amendment rights to be discussed on the air. We do not pay the state government to go to church. Why are we paying the state to exercise our Second Amendment freedoms? You can still train, but you don’t have to pay to exercise this freedom. “
“The other thing is to prosecute election fraud,” Kobach added. “When I was Secretary of State in Kansas, we had a bill that gave the attorney general and the secretary of state the power to prosecute election fraud at the state level. It was the only state in the nation with that capability,As attorney general, I will resume using that authority. …In the other 49 states, you only have power at the county level, and many county attorneys are either politically reluctant or reluctant to venture into that area of prosecution because they lack experience in the field. “
Kobach described Kansas’ constitutional amendment on abortion as a necessary amendment to a previous decision by the state’s Supreme Court, which was rejected in a statewide vote on Thursday.
“The vote is for an amendment that, simply put, there is no constitutional right to abortion in the state constitution, and the legislature retains the ability to impose provisions on abortion,” Kobach explained. “It was necessary because in 2019 our very aggressive Kansas Supreme Court made the wrong decision to create an abortion right out of thin air in our 170-year-old Constitution with a scope even wider than Roe v Wade The federal abortion right is, and a constitutional amendment by the people of Kansas in their legislature is necessary to right this wrong. “
He continued: “Why did this result? It’s about 59% no to 41% yes. I believe the reason is the “no vote” campaign. The pro-abortion side has done a good job of confusing the issue Very skilled and effective. They put up signs that say ‘Stop Delegating’. It’s not empowering at all, but they tried to capitalize on conservatives’ emotional responses, and it worked. I know conservatives are confused about what the amendment does. ”, as if there was a provision in the amendment to prohibit abortion. Of course, that’s also wrong. One thing that exists all over the world is that when there is a referendum on an initiative or change, if you can confuse voters, they will reflex And that’s exactly what’s happening here. So I don’t think the left should see this as America’s desire to expand abortion rights or America’s opposition to ro to wade. “
Former President Donald Trump’s successful nomination of the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal court justices has created an opportunity for conservative litigators — especially the attorney general — to question the legitimacy of many of the Biden administration’s policies, Kobach said. .
“It’s not just the Supreme Court that has made some truly amazing landmark decisions, but lower courts as well,” Kobach said of recent years. “In my opinion, President Trump’s greatest gift to this country is the Supreme Court and lower federal judges he has appointed, and given that our Biden administration is actively undermining and even violating regulations on immigration, ordering ICE agents and Border Patrol agents Illegal, we’re in a situation where the best tool we have — the most effective tool — is to go to court and seek an injunction to stop a Biden administration.”
He went on to say, “That’s why I think these Attorney General’s races are so important right now. Texas brought more than 20 [lawsuits against the Biden administration]but there’s only so many lawsuits that one state can bring, and that’s why I’m hoping that if I’m elected as Kansas attorney general, Kansas can come, bring some reinforcements, not just for our two states, but for the entire country . “
“It’s an exciting time to be a lawyer, and as someone who used to teach the Constitution as a law professor, in front of federal courts, and hopefully the Supreme Court of the United States, it’s an exciting time because we have a willing Courts that address these thorny issues, such as ro to wadewhich has been on our books for a long time and is wrong,” he said.
He concluded: “Again, this awesome decision in the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association case… does restore the Second Amendment to its status, not only as any written right in the Constitution, but as the most One of the most important rights. We have a federal judiciary where we can uphold our constitutional freedoms, which is a really encouraging thing.”