Bible-Waving MN GOP Supreme Court Nominee Places God Above U.S. Law
Michelle MacDonald, the Republican nominee for the Minnesota Supreme Court who neglected to disclose her upcoming trial for a DWI, is coming under fire for promising GOP officials that she would base her opinions on Biblical principles.
During a speech she gave at the Minnesota GOP convention in Rochester on May 30, 2014, she told the delegates that “when judges used to enter the courtroom, they would hold a Bible over their head, like this,” and then held a Bible over her head.
“In the words of George Washington,” she continued, “it is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.” According to Mount Vernon Library, that spurious quotation is “frequently misattributed to Washington, particularly in regards to his farewell address of 1796.”
She concluded her speech by saying, “God bless you, God bless your children, God bless your families, and let’s all ask God to bless America again.”
Update. Crazy is still ok, but drunk is apparently not cool.
Supreme Court candidate barred, removed from GOP State Fair booth
Supreme Court candidate Michelle MacDonald vowed to return to the Minnesota Republican Party’s State Fair booth Thursday after she was banned and ordered by security to leave.
“We may as well look for justice on a stick because we can’t find it here!” MacDonald told a handful of supporters as she left the booth following a 10-minute confrontation with a security guard that began as soon as she showed up.
MacDonald, a family law attorney, was endorsed at the party’s state convention in May to run against Justice David Lillehaug. She drew ire from party leaders who said most delegates were not aware of a drunken driving charge at the time of endorsement. MacDonald stands trial next month in Dakota County.