A candidate running for a U.S. House seat in Michigan has scrubbed the criminal justice reform section, which included a bail reform proposal, from her campaign website.
Hillary Scholten, who supported bail reform during her 2020 campaign to represent Michigan’s Third Congressional District, has apparently removed the entire criminal justice reform section from her 2022 campaign website. Scholten kept most sections of her website the same from 2020 to 2022, including Healthcare, Jobs & the Economy, Education, Social Security & Medicare, Energy and the Environment and Roads & Infrastructure.
In 2020, Scholten supported bail reform. “We need to rethink how we’re keeping our communities safe, who we’re incarcerating, and what that period of incarceration looks like,” her website read. “At our core, so many of us all want the same thing–a safe and healthy community in which to live and enjoy life. However, for far too many, the lack of justice in the criminal justice system prevents that. We need to rethink how we’re keeping our communities safe, who we’re incarcerating, and what that period of incarceration looks like.”
“In Congress, I’ll be proud to work for positive bail reform so that financially vulnerable people aren’t unfairly criminalized at higher rates,” Scholten added on her 2020 campaign website. (RELATED: Mother Of Murdered Army Veteran Blasts Bail Reform For ‘Leaving A Trail Of Dead Bodies In Its Wake’)
On her 2020 website, Scholten called for those incarcerated for marijuana offenses to be released from prison. “In Congress, I’ll be proud to: Retroactively address injustices created by those still incarcerated for marijuana convictions.” (RELATED: Pro-Impeachment Rep. Peter Meijer Loses To Trump-Endorsed Primary Challenger John Gibbs)
Scholten lost the 2020 election to Republican Peter Meijer, who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump over his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Meijer lost his Aug. 2 primary to Trump-endorsed challenger John Gibbs.
Scholten and her campaign did not respond to the Daily Caller’s inquiries about the deleted section and whether her stance on bail reform has changed.