The January 6th Funders are Giving Millions to Jason Miyares
October 29, 2021
Earlier this week, it was revealed that GOP Virginia Attorney General candidate Jason Miyares has accepted $2.6 million from the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), a group that helped ignite the January 6 insurrection. As The New Republic reports, Miyares “has been trying to downplay the support he’s received from donors and entities that helped incite the January 6 mob attack—a possible sign of the flavor of the next class of conservative attorneys general to come into office. The lion’s share of donations received by the nominee, Jason Miyares, came from the same Republican organization that helped gin up supporters to storm the Capitol on January 6 through robocalls.”
The New Republic goes on to report, “it’s very unusual for a campaign committee—especially one whose mission is to elect officials into law-and-order roles—to push supporters near the line of unlawfulness, as RAGA’s Rule of Law Defense Fund has done.”
And we still don’t know how Miyares feels about the Big Lie. As the American Independent also reported this week, “Over the past week, the American Independent Foundation has reached out to Miyares’ campaign multiple times to ask if he would have joined Paxton’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results if he were Virginia’s attorney general. The American Independent Foundation also asked if Miyares personally denounced the violence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, and asked him to comment on the Republican Attorneys General Association’s robocall. At press time, Miyares’ campaign refused to respond to three separate requests for comment.”
Despite being called out for taking money from the group who helped fund and organize January 6, Jason Miyares still bragged about it. And while Miyares is taking money from the group that represents those who bear responsibility for spreading Trump’s Big Lie and tried to overturn the results of the election, he remains silent when asked about it.