DAGA Calling on Republican AGs & RAGA to Refuse Political Contributions from Richard & Elizabeth Uihlein

January 14, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) released the following statement from Executive Director Sean Rankin regarding a new report showing Republican mega-donors Richard and Elizabeth Uihlein contributed millions of dollars to the Tea Party Patriots, a group that participated in the rally that led to the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. The Uihleins have donated millions of dollars to Republican candidates and committees over the years, including more than six-figures to Republican Attorneys General and candidates.

This is the latest connection Republican Attorneys General have to the violence last week including the bomb-shell reporting that the Rule of Law Defense Fund, the policy arm of the Republican Attorneys General Association, paid for robocalls to recruit attendees and sponsored the pre-riot rally. DAGA joins sister committees the DGA, the DSCC, and the DCCC in calling attention to the Uihlein’s deep connection to funding GOP candidates up and down the ballot.

Statement from Sean Rankin, Executive Director of the Democratic Attorneys General Association

“As more information comes out about the planning of events that resulted in violence at the U.S. Capitol, more connections to Republican Attorneys General become clear, including Republican AGs’ ties to donors like the Uihleins.”

“Republican AGs should refuse contributions from donors like the Uihleins.  This declaration and other corrections to their association are necessary actions on the only path forward for those who claim to believe in the rule of law and protecting our democracy. Republican AGs or candidates who choose to accept Uihlein money moving forward will be turning their backs on our country and ignoring the deadly attack on Congress on January 6th.”

“We must demand accountability from our elected leaders and future leaders, and we must refuse to let funders of terror and spinners of dangerous conspiracy theories undermine our democracy.  We all must agree on this.”

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