Steve Marshall is the 48th attorney general of Alabama, having been appointed in February 2017 by Governor Robert J. Bentley to fill the vacancy created by previous attorney general Luther Strange’s appointment to the United States Senate.
Marshall leads the Rule of Law Defense Fund, a nonprofit under the Republican Attorneys General Association. The organization organized pro-Trump protests on January 6, 2021, which sought to overturn the 2020 election, which Trump lost to Joe Biden. Trump and his allies made false and baseless claims of fraud. The protests preceded pro-Trump rioters storming the U.S. Capitol.
In November 2020 hours after Black activists held a press conference at our state capital to address Merrill’s racist remarks, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall warned governments across the state not to remove Confederate monuments if they have been in place more than 40 years.
Marshall’s dramatic timing and need to defend monuments that act as shrines to a treasonous group of white supremacists is yet another dangerous contributing factor to the ideological core of the violent reactions that took center stage on Jan 6, 2021. It is no surprise that the right-wing continues to preserve these symbols of white supremacy as evidenced by the fact that a confederate flag was flown in the halls of the US Capitol Building for the first time in the history of the United States
Much like his constituents John Merril and Mo Brooks, Marshall stands triangulated to form Alabama’s worst; putting our state at the forefront of regression and the erosion of democracy itself.
Project Say Something demands he be held accountable for his role in the insurrections that occurred January 6, 202, for upholding Confederate monuments and preserving shrines to white supremacy.