FACT CHECK: Wardlow Cannot Hide from His “Proud” Work with Hate Group

Wardlow has proudly worked for an anti-LGBTQ hate group which opposes Roe v. Wade, marriage equality, and a woman’s right to choose

MINNESOTA – During tonight’s Attorney General debate between Congressman Keith Ellison and Doug Wardlow on TPT Almanac, Congressman Keith Ellison reiterated his commitment to defending the rights of all Minnesotans, regardless of race, religion, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation. While Republican Doug Wardlow attempted to paper over his past, he cannot hide from his record of “proud” work with an anti-LGBTQ hate group that has filed at least 23 lawsuits against the Affordable Care Act, wants to criminalize people for who they love, and is working to overturn Roe v. Wade.

During a recent appearance on FOX 9, Wardlow proudly stood by his work as a lawyer for this extreme organization: "The Alliance Defending Freedom – I'm proud of the work I did there… I stand by the beliefs of the arguments that I made while I was at the Alliance Defending Freedom – absolutely."

Doug Wardlow would be a disaster for civil rights, weaponizing the Attorney General’s office to limit the rights and freedoms of Minnesotans. As Attorney General, Congressman Ellison will enforce our civil rights laws to protect the freedoms of all Minnesotans.