Former President Donald Trump mocked former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly on Wednesday for failing to seek his support ahead of a key race for a seat on the state’s Supreme Court.
Daniel Kelly Boasted That He Would Not Seek Trump’s Endorsement
Kelly, a former member of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, was defeated on Tuesday by her liberal opponent Janet Protasiewicz, whose victory tilts the state’s high court in favor of liberals for the first time in 15 years.
“Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Daniel Kelly just lost his election.” He boasted that he would not seek Trump’s endorsement, so I didn’t give it — which guaranteed his defeat,” Trump, 76, wrote in a Truth Social post on Wednesday.
Kelly told NBC News last week that he was not seeking an endorsement from the recently indicted former president.
Daniel Kelly Said He Was Not Looking For Political Endorsement
When asked about the possibility of a last-minute Trump endorsement, Kelly said, “We’re not looking for one.” “I’m not looking for political actors to endorse me.”
For the first time in 15 years, Kelly’s defeat tilts Wisconsin’s Supreme Court in favor of liberals.
On Wednesday, Trump called Kelly “foolish” and claimed that his endorsement would have helped him win the election.
How stupid is a man who refuses to seek the endorsement that would have helped him win the election?
“, Trump penned.
Trump made the assertion despite having previously endorsed Daniel Kelly for a different state Supreme Court contest in 2020, which Kelly lost.
Kelly’s unsuccessful bid for the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 2020 received prior support from Trump.REUTERS
Protasiewicz’s triumph occurred at a pivotal time in the court’s history as it prepares to make a decision regarding a case challenging the state’s 1849 abortion ban.
Protasiewicz ran for office based on her support for abortion rights.
On the campaign trail, Protasiewicz referred to the present maps as “rigged,” and it is anticipated that the Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear a challenge to Republican-drawn legislative districts.
Protasiewicz will take office in August and serve a 10-year term in place of retiring conservative Justice Pat Roggensack.