Alabama AG Steve Marshall Refused to Address U.S. Capitol Police Officers Injured in January 6th Attack
March 24, 2022
Washington, DC — Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall had a rough day in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He’s claimed he stands for public safety and law enforcement – but why did he object to answering a question about U.S. Capitol Police officers, especially those injured on January 6th, 2021? Why did he refuse to answer questions about the events leading up to January 6th – including from the Rule of Law Defense Fund, which he oversees?
“Whitehouse: Do you have anything to say to the U.S. Capitol Police officers here today, especially those injured on Jan. 6 as they defended the Capitol?
Marshall: “I object to the premise of your question.” The org I was connected to had nothing to do with the violence that day.”
“The fundraising arm of the Republican Attorneys General Association, which was led by Marshall at the time, sent robocalls before the January 6 assault on the Capitol encouraging that protestors march to the Capitol. Whitehouse on Thursday asked Marshall several questions about the robocalls. Marshall said he was not present in DC that day, but that he couldn’t speak to whether staff of RAGA or its fundraising group Rule of Law Defense Fund were in DC.”
“Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., asked several of the GOP witnesses, including Marshall, if they were involved in the events surrounding the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. Marshall repeatedly said he was not. Whitehouse also asked Marshall if Biden is the “duly elected” president and he refused to answer, saying three times only that he is the “president of this country.”