Steve Marshall (R) has served as Alabama’s attorney general since 2017 and readily won reelection in 2022 given the Republican dominance in the state. Prior to being elected as attorney general, he served for 16 years as district attorney in Marshall County, Alabama.
Marshall is a member of the right-wing Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), and chairs its dark-money policy arm, the Rule of Law Defense Fund (RLDF), an organization that made robocalls urging “patriots” to gather in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6, 2021 and march on the Capitol as Congress was convening to certify the 2020 presidential election results. Two days after the election was called for Joe Biden, RAGA filed a challenge with the U.S. Supreme Court. RAGA and the RLDF were also listed as among the “coalition partners” responsible for the Stop the Steal rally at the Ellipse organized by Women for America First.
After the insurrection, Marshall called for an “internal review” of RAGA and RLDF’s connection to the attack on the Capitol. In announcing his candidacy for reelection, he said that he was fighting “for the sovereignty of our state.”
January 6, 2021
- In the months following the attack on the Capitol, Marshall refused to reveal his whereabouts on Jan. 6 and the days immediately before and after the insurrection.
The Big Lie
- Marshall appeared on Newsmax on Nov. 13, 2020 to question the legitimacy of the election results and also did so on other platforms and occasions.
- On Dec. 9, 2020, he participated in a closed meeting at the White House with several other Republican attorneys general.
- Marshall was among 17 RAGA members who signed an amicus brief in support of the U.S. Supreme Court lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton charging election fraud in Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.