McCormick said the attacks from Evans are just his opponent’s attempts to distract from the real controversy: An essay by Evans published in a 2015 law review, which Evans said originated as a law school assignment in 2012. McCormick describes it as a “manifesto” that illuminates Evans’ true political leanings.
In the essay, Evans discusses shifting public funding from criminal justice to education and defines institutional racism. Those writings show Evans true political views and run counter to his current campaign in what is now a conservative-leaning 6th Congressional District, McCormick said.
“We are sick of fake politicians who do or say anything to be elected,” he said during the debate. “Fake politicians like Jake Evans.”
In response, Evans said that it is McCormick doing the distracting by highlighting a 10-year-old essay and distorting its contents by accusing Evans of supporting “defunding the police.”