Louisiana AG Jeff Landry Tied to Group that Helped Organize March That Ended in Insurrection

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry is a prominent member of a group that helped to organize, lead, and finance the “March to Save America” rally on Jan. 6 that ended in an insurrection at the Capitol.

As reported in multiple media outlets, including Documented and Louisiana Illuminator, the Rule of Law Defense Fund (RLDF) – a 501(c)(4) affiliate arm of the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) – was listed as a featured participant on the “March to Save America” website. Although the site has now been taken down, an archive of the site available on the Internet Wayback Machine clearly shows RLDF listed alongside groups such as Turning Point Action, which gained previous notoriety for organizing teenage troll farms in order to spread misinformation about the 2020 election.

A screenshot of the March to Save America website taken from the Internet Wayback Machine

In addition, the RLDF sent out a robocall encouraging “patriots” to join the march on the Capitol to “call on Congress to stop the steal.”

“I’m calling for the Rule of Law Defense Fund with an important message,” Tuesday’s robocall, which was uploaded to Soundcloud.com by Documented, begins. “The March to Save America is tomorrow in Washington D.C. at the Ellipse in President’s Park between E St. and Constitution Avenue on the south side of the White House, with doors opening at 7:00 a.m. At 1:00 p.m., we will march to the Capitol building and call on Congress to stop the steal. We are hoping patriots like you will join us to continue to fight to protect the integrity of our election. For more information, visit MarchtoSaveAmerica.com. This call is paid for and authorized by the Rule of Law Defense Fund, (202) 796-5838.”

On Monday, the executive director of RAGA, Adam Piper stepped down from his post after both RAGA and RLDF came under intense criticism in the media as a result of the robocall. A majority of RAGA members, including the group’s chair, vice-chair, and policy chair have all made statements condemning the violence at the Capitol. However, Landry has remained notably silent, choosing instead to post on social media about his recent recreational activities:

As the former RAGA chairman and a member of their executive committee, Landry’s silence stands in direct contradiction to the group’s current leadership. Landry is a vocal Trump supporter who encouraged the Supreme Court to take up cases challenging the 2020 election results and has consistently pushed the idea that some states – particularly battleground states such as Georgia and Pennsylvania – conducted their elections in an unconstitutional manner. He has yet to acknowledge Joe Biden as the President-Elect.

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