INDIANAPOLIS— The Indiana Democratic Party released the following statement from IDP Chair Mike Schmuhl after today’s filing of a formal disciplinary complaint against Attorney General Todd Rokita by the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission:
“Todd Rokita’s actions toward Dr. Caitlin Bernard over the past year brought shame and ridicule upon our state. Now, he is starting to see the consequences of making baseless claims regarding a medical professional on national television.
This the second straight Indiana Republican attorney general to be charged with disciplinary misconduct, after Curtis Hill’s actions resulted in Indiana having an AG barred from practicing law for a month.
Rokita is using this office to further his own personal political ambitions, and he tried to silence Dr. Bernard and other doctors — something this commission took issue with in the filing.
Hoosier families deserve an Attorney General that will protect taxpayers, not one that files frivolous lawsuits and wastes state resources on political attacks. Next year, Indiana can move on from career politician Todd Rokita.”