Kendall Qualls Issues Statement to St. Paul Establishment, “Where have you been?”
MINNEAPOLIS – Today Senate Republicans gather in St. Paul to propose a “Parents’ Bill of Rights.” Outsider Republican candidate Kendall Qualls issued the following statement calling out timing and questioning the motive of two co-authors of the bill: Senator Michelle Benson and former Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka.
“For over two years parents have been on the front lines battling school boards, critical race theory and shutdowns. Where were Senator Benson and Gazelka during that time? It appears coincidental that two individuals running for higher office, who have claimed to term limit themselves should they not receive the endorsement, suddenly are willing to put their political names on the line to endorse a pivotal bill for parents. This is the problem with candidates from the swamp. They only care about the issues when they themselves will also somehow benefit. Leaders get in front of a problem and address it head on, not when it’s politically safe or convenient.
Unlike my opponents, two years ago when I saw what was happening in our schools with CRT and failing test scores, I founded TakeCharge MN and have since toured the state speaking with parents and grandparents about the risks associated with CRT and its teachings. Parents heard my message then and trust that I’m not just another political insider from the swamp. They know I’m willing to step up and fight to protect their rights and kids. We don’t need another Walz in office, the next Minnesota governor should serve the people. Actions, not motives, will be the decision maker in this race.”