A Michigan Democrat running for attorney general released a campaign ad this week in which she suggests that not having a penis makes her qualified for the position.
Dana Nessel suggests her answer to stopping sexual harassment in politics is to elect more women because they can be trusted “not to show you their penis in a professional setting.”
“If the last few weeks have taught us anything, it’s that we need more women in positions of power, not less,” Nessel says in her ad. “So when you’re choosing Michigan’s next attorney general, ask yourself this: Who can you trust most not to show you their penis in a professional setting? Is it the candidate who doesn’t have a penis? I’d say so.”
“I want to tell you what you can expect me not to do,” Nessel continues. “I will not sexually harass my staff, and I won’t tolerate it in your workplace either. I won’t walk around in a half-open bathrobe, and I’ll continue to take all sex crimes seriously just like I did as a prosecutor.”
Fox 2 Detroit provides some background on Nessel and the race:
Nessel is running against Republican House Speaker Tom Leonard and state Senator Tonya Schuitmaker on the democratic side, She will likely be joined by former west Michigan U.S. Attorney Patrick Miles and state Representative Tim Greimel. She’s best known for her 2012, DeBoer v. Snyder Case which took on adoption and marriage for same-sex couples in Michigan-ultimately legalizing same-sex marriage across the nation.