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Emma O’Brien
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May 10, 2022

 

“GIVE ME A BREAK.” REP. BRANDON WOODARD SLAMS SCHMIDT FOR OPINION THAT CAUSED SMALL BUSINESS TO BE ILLEGALLY RAIDED  

KC Morning Show: “The devil is in the details, I don’t think [Derek Schmidt] is even reading the details.” 

Representative Brandon Woodard: “It’s [Schmidt’s] failure that led to this illegal raid.” 

Topeka, KS – Today, Representative Brandon Woodard took Attorney General Derek Schmidt to task over the legal opinion Schmidt provided that caused small businesses in Topeka to be illegally raided.

Representative Woodard summed up his frustrations towards Schmidt’s failure, stating, “the attorney general misled law enforcement, which has led to illegal raids of small businesses, which is wrong. And for me, it’s frustrating because if this is his failure as our state’s top law enforcement official, I can only imagine the damage he would do as Governor.”  

Schmidt’s spokesperson John Milburn, claimed “the attorney general’s legal opinion issued on Dec. 2, 2021, speaks for itself and we have no additional comment.” To this, Woodard responded: “give me a break.” If the opinion “speaks for itself,” Woodard countered, there wouldn’t be this mass confusion and small businesses wouldn’t be under threat of potential legal trouble thanks to Schmidt.

Listen to the full interview here.  

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