“I find it amazing that, in the defense of a conservative organization, Attorney General Van Hollen now claims that a Legislator should not be required to comply with an open-records request for emails. This is the opposite of his stance two years ago, when a conservative organization sued me in an attempt to gain an unprecedented level of personally identifying information from emails sent to me by constituents. At that time, I sought the advice of Attorney General Van Hollen, who is a Constitutional officer sworn to represent the Legislature without prejudice. He refused to provide any counsel other than to tell me to acquiesce to the conservative organization’s request.”

“The Attorney General’s actions regarding Senator Vukmir and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) are blatant partisan and political actions. They are an embarrassment to his office and to the Department of Justice. Senator Vukmir is certainly entitled to her defense against the lawsuit for her open records denial; what I simply find unbelievable is the partisan level of representation by a Constitutional officer sworn to represent the Legislature without prejudice. If you are protecting ALEC, the Attorney General will jump to represent you, but if you are protecting citizens he apparently cannot be bothered.”