A group of Republican attorneys general is defending themselves after sending a robocall encouraging people to march on the U.S. Capitol ahead of last week’s violence.
The call obtained by Documented, a corporate watchdog group, was sent by the Rule of Law Defense Fund the day before the violent attack on the Capitol.
“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,” the caller said. “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 elections.”
The Rule of Law Defense Fund is an arm of the Republican Attorneys General Association, where Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter is a member of the executive committee.
“Attorney General Hunter was not consulted, he was not aware of and does not support the choice made by the RLDF staff to participate in the rally on Jan. 6 in Washington,” a spokesman for Hunter said.
Cherokee Nation Business division is identified as a Republican Attorneys General donor. The organization is now requesting their $150,000 back.
In a statement, they said the fund “acted inappropriately by issuing robocalls encouraging people to march to the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.”
“Cherokee Nation Businesses took immediate steps to demand a full and immediate refund,” Cherokee Nation Business said.
The AG’s office said, “Attorney General Hunter finds the violence at the Capitol appalling and condemned the attack as it was happening.”
Adam Piper, the head of the Republican Attorneys General Association has since resigned, Attorney General Hunter's Office confirmed.