The Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) recently released the ad “Unfit”. We highlight Phil Weiser’s role representing the appeal of a twice-convicted pedophile named Anthony Warnick.
Those are the simple facts. There is nothing to dispute. [see Warnick files]
But, the Democratic nominee for Colorado Attorney General – Phil Weiser – is so worked up about RAGA pointing out his record he sent out rambling and defensive email this morning…
Weiser says the Republican Attorneys General Association’s ad is a “desperate attempt to mislead voters”. Weiser says he was “asked by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals to represent a prisoner in a pro bono civil case…”.
Attempt to mislead voters? Ask Weiser, specifically, what is misleading? Ask him if he could have gotten out of the case?
Further, Weiser himself readily admits he represented Anthony Warnick – a child predator. He must not remember what he’s done or said about this topic. I can help.
Weiser’s argument for Warnick was, the State of Oklahoma defines good time credits as: “Good conduct time, good time credit, or time off for good behavior is a sentence reduction given to prisoners who maintain good behavior while imprisoned.”
- Weiser: “…the State has deprived Mr. Warnick of a constitutionally cognizable liberty interest in an earlier release date.” [See Phil Weiser’s full oral argument]
Additionally, the Colorado Democrats jumped on board the exaggeration train. RAGA never said Weiser was proud, PHIL WEISER actually used that word.
- Weiser’s team told Westword in June: “Phil is proud of the courtroom litigation he has personally led and participated in.”
Phil, it’s 2018, we have Google. We can look this stuff up. You’re not fooling anyone.
Statement from Zack Roday, a spokesman for RAGA:
“Any responsible person living outside of the city limits of Boulder would have looked at Warnick’s monstrous crimes and said ‘hell no, I will not try to get this man out of prison on a technicality.’ Phil Weiser didn’t have to take this case. Phil Weiser should not have taken this case. Any person who would try to get a serial pedophile out of prison on a Hail Mary appeal has zero business serving as the chief law enforcement officer of Colorado.”