Eric S. Schmitt

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenger

Background

Eric Schmitt has a background in politics, after he graduated from DeSmet Jesuit high school, he got his undergraduate in political science at Truman State University. Later he earned his Juris Doctor at the Saint Louis University School of Law. He was then elected to the Missouri senate from 2009-2017, where his accomplishments include two of the largest state tax cuts in the history of Missouri. He was then elected to the position of Missouri state treasurer from 2017-2019. Finally, he was appointed to the Attorney General position by Mike Parson.

Key Issues

Healthcare

Schmitt is in opposition to the expansion of the ACA (affordable care act), he filed suit to have it nullified by the courts. Even though it was approved when it was voted upon by Missouri voters.

Covid 19

Schmitt has sued the county of Saint Louis in an attempt to reverse the protocols that they have instated, including mask mandates and limits on gatherings. In addition, he was opposed to the release of violent inmates to reduce the spread of covid 19 in prisons.

In March 2020, He filed a suit against the televangelist Jim Bakker and Morning-side Church Productions, Inc. for misrepresentations about the effectiveness of “Silver Solution” as a treatment for COVID-19.

In 2021, Schmitt sued the communist party of China, sighting not only that it did not handle the covid 19 pandemic effectively, but it was even taking part in spreading the disease. Though the move was mostly frivolous because the Missouri courts have no power against the Chinese party.

The Environment

Schmitt has gone on record suing the Biden administration for its decision to suspend new oil and gas leases on federal land and water. Schmitt also participated in a lawsuit by 13 other Republican state attorneys general seeking to block a Biden executive order directing federal agencies to consider the social costs of emissions of greenhouse gases (carbon, methane and nitrous oxide) in regulatory cost-benefit analyses.

 

Antitrust

In September 2019, Schmitt and Attorneys General from throughout the U.S. launched an antitrust investigation against Google, because they accuse Google of prioritizing the search results that advertise.

LGBT rights

In 2019, Schmitt was among 14 Republican state attorneys general signatories who signed onto an amicus brief to the Supreme Court brief arguing that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not protect LGBTQ people from employment discrimination.

Endorsements

Rex Sinquefield

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