Through the RLDF, the group is allowed to accept unlimited contributions without revealing the names of its donors. However, donations from Koch Industries, Walmart, Home Depot and Amazon fund RAGA’s campaign to undermine the results of the 2020 election.


Because of RAGA’s sponsorship, planning calls and organizing efforts, Marshall is backtracking on his group’s initial statement that they had “no involvement in the planning, sponsoring or the organization” of the Battle of Bullshit Run. Using the “it wasn’t me” defense pioneered by noted legal scholar Shaggy, Marshall now says he had no clue the association he leads was doing the most, promising to find the people responsible for the assault on democracy.


“I was unaware of unauthorized decisions made by RLDF staff with regard to this week’s rally,” Marshall said in a statement that was different from the first statement. “Despite currently transitioning into my role as the newly elected chairman of RLDF, it is unacceptable that I was neither consulted about nor informed of those decisions. I have directed an internal review of this matter. As I said yesterday, I condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the actions of those who attempted to storm the U.S. Capitol, a place where passionate but peaceful protestors had gathered and lawmakers debated inside. Our country is built upon the foundation of the rule of law. American democracy guarantees the right of peaceful protest. Those who chose to engage in violence and anarchy should and will be held accountable under the law.”


There’s an option to hold people who “engage in violence and anarchy” accountable under the law? That’s what we’ve been asking for all along! Maybe we should make that a permanent position. Perhaps that person should even be an elected official who is charged with overseeing law enforcement and—


Oh, I see. He wasn’t talking about holding himself responsible.

Never mind.

“Attorney General Marshall’s account of his involvement in Wednesday’s insurrection is not credible,” SPLC Action Fund CEO and President Margaret Huang said in a press release to The Root. “He’s asking the public to believe that he was completely unaware of his staff’s work to organize the rally and insurrectionist efforts urged by the disgraced President Trump. It appears he is lying to his constituents – the Alabama people – and the American public at large about the outcome of the 2020 election and his role in the failed yet deadly coup.”


“EJ” Bradford Jr. could not be contacted for a response.

Clarification: A portion of this article was changed to clarify that Koch Industries, Walmart, Home Depot and Amazon contribute to the Republican Attorney General Association, and not directly to RAGA’s Rule of Law Defense Fund.