Lauwers to Attorney General Nessel: End the political weaponry

‘Our attorney general is putting politics before people’

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Majority Floor Leader Dan Lauwers issued the following statement Friday after he and several of his Senate colleagues sent a letter to Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel requesting that she end her office’s selective enforcement of some laws and not others:

“Marlena Pavlos-Hackney is an immigrant from a communist regime who came to Holland, Michigan seeking freedom. Instead, she found herself in jail for operating her family business, courtesy of our power-hungry attorney general, Dana Nessel.

“While we are currently facing in Michigan a backlog of cases involving violent offenders facing felony charges, instead of bringing resources to bear on these cases the attorney general decided to coordinate the predawn arrest of a 55-year-old woman for serving pizza.

“While thousands of Michigan families still await answers about the loss of their loved ones in nursing homes and Attorney General Nessel does nothing about it — in stark contrast to attorneys general elsewhere who have investigated similar cases — our attorney general is putting politics before people.

“The top law enforcement officer in our state must provide fair, impartial and equal treatment for Michigan residents. What we are getting instead from our attorney general is selective enforcement of the law and weaponized politics.”