Alabama AG leads nonprofit that helped organize march at Capitol
Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall plays a critical role in the group that helped organize the protest and rally that preceded the riots, attack and attempted insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.
Marshall leads the Republican Attorneys General Association’s dark-money nonprofit Rule of Law Defense Fund, which is listed as a participating organization for the March to Save America on the march’s website, as are the groups Stop the Steal, Tea Party Patriots and Turning Point Action.
The website is now down, but archived versions show RLDF as a participating group.
“I am honored to lead RAGA’s policy branch, the Rule of Law Defense Fund, and bring conservative attorneys general together in promotion of federalism, freedom, and the rule of law,” Marshall said in a Nov. 10 statement to RAGA.
Wednesday’s riots resulted in one woman’s death after she was shot by police while entering the Capitol, and the deaths of three others due to “medical emergencies” during the riot, including one Alabama man, Kevin Greeson of Athens. Another Alabama man, 70-year-old Lonnie Coffman of Falkvillle, was arrested near the Capitol and charged with firearms crimes. The New York Times reported a 70-year-old man was arrested with a gun and ingredients to make Molotov cocktails.
Marshall has supported President Donald Trump’s challenges to the outcome of the November election and signed Alabama on to a failed election lawsuit, filed by Texas, aiming to overturn the election results. Marshall has shared in Trump and his supporters’ allegations of election fraud, which have been debunked numerous times. Numerous other court cases seeking to overturn results in battleground states have been dismissed.