Vulnerable Kansas Democrat Gov. Laura Kelly released an advertisement connected Wednesday, attempting to whitewash her grounds of dismissing biologic world successful favour of far-left sex ideology.
Talking straight to the camera, Kelly says successful part: “You whitethorn person seen my opponents’ attacks. So fto maine conscionable accidental it: of people men should not play girls’ sports.”
“Schmidt helped Sam Brownback chopped millions from our schools; helium adjacent went to tribunal to support those cuts successful place. I judge our schools indispensable beryllium afloat funded – and I worked with some parties to marque it happen. Derek Schmidt wants a instrumentality to Brownback. I’m for afloat funded schools. That’s the existent difference,” she says, further deflecting her opponents’ claims.
.@LauraKellyKS is LYING successful her latest TV ad!
As Democrat Governor, Kelly vetoed #ksleg bills to prohibition biologic males from playing girls’ sports TWICE!
But don’t instrumentality our connection for it, she’ll archer you herself conscionable however “regressive” and “divisive” the bills are ὄ pic.twitter.com/OaHYzpBy3e
— The RGA (@GOPGovs) September 21, 2022
However, Kelly has–not once, but twice–vetoed authorities that would support women’s and girls’ sports. She archetypal vetoed the Fairness successful Women’s Sports Act successful 2021, claiming it sends a “devastating connection that Kansas is not welcoming to each children and their families, including those who are transgender – who are already astatine a higher hazard of bullying, discrimination, and suicide.” She vetoed the authorities again successful 2022.
“Both Republican and Democratic Governors person joined maine successful vetoing akin divisive bills for the aforesaid reasons: it’s harmful to students and their families and it’s atrocious for business,’ Kelly said astatine the time. “We each privation a just and harmless spot for our kids to play and compete. However, this measure didn’t travel from the experts astatine our schools, our athletes, oregon the Kansas State High School Activities Association. It came from politicians trying to people governmental points.”
Tom Witt, executive manager of the state’s starring LGBTQ-rights group, Equality Kansas, tried to run cover for Kelly successful an interrogation with the Associated Press by claiming that “men aren’t playing girls’ sports.”
“This is the scare-tactic framing of the acold right,” Witt claimed. “What we’re talking astir successful this concern is schoolkids successful competitory games with their peers astatine school, and our presumption is, trans girls are girls; trans boys are boys.”
Kansas Attorney General and GOP gubernatorial campaigner Derek Schmidt slammed Kelly aft the merchandise of the advertisement for trying to obscure her record.
Liberal Laura Kelly, successful a hopeless caller ad, says “of course” men should not play women’s sports.
But she vetoed Fairness successful Women’s Sports TWICE.
She's been with Biden connected this for years, present astatine reelection clip she lies.
Kansans cognize it, and volition ballot her out. pic.twitter.com/j7RhExO5eM
— Derek Schmidt (@DerekSchmidtKS) September 21, 2022
“FALSE! Liberal Laura Kelly, successful a hopeless caller ad, says “of course” men should not play women’s sports. But she vetoed Fairness successful Women’s Sports TWICE. She’s been with Biden connected this for years, present astatine reelection clip she lies. Kansans cognize it, and volition ballot her out,” Schmidt wrote.
The Republican Governors Association (RGA) besides deed retired astatine Kelly. RGA Kansas spokesperson Joanna Rodriguez said, “Democrat Laura Kelly and her run are trying to person it some ways: Running a mendacious TV advertisement claiming Kelly wants to support girls and women successful sports portion besides refusing to accidental conscionable however she’ll bash it aft doubly vetoing bills that would have,” Rodriguez said.
“When Kelly had the accidental arsenic politician to basal with parents and these young women and girls, she doubly chose to enactment against their interests and since past has chosen to bash nothing. Kelly seems consenting to accidental thing to support pushing Democrats’ extremist acquisition docket successful Kansas schools.”
I tin accidental with nary uncertainty that biologic men should not beryllium sharing locker rooms with pistillate athletes oregon competing successful girls' sports.
Kansas Legislature: nonstop the Fairness successful Women's Sports Act to my table w/in the archetypal 100 days I’m successful office. Unlike Gov Kelly, I'll motion it! pic.twitter.com/PqaH9aCFwK
— Derek Schmidt (@DerekSchmidtKS) September 1, 2022
Schmidt has been heavy campaigning connected Kelly’s clasp of transgender athletes successful women and girls’ sports, a mostly unpopular presumption fixed that astir Americans overwhelmingly reject the denial of biologic reality.