Stephen Miller launching group to challenge Democrats’ policies through lawsuits
Stephen Miller, senior policy adviser for the Trump administration, on Wednesday announced the launch of a legal nonprofit organization aimed at “resisting the radical left’s agenda.”
“For too long, conservative and traditionalist Americans have been outflanked, outspent, out-organized, and outmaneuvered by radical progressive legal organizations. It has been a years-long, one-sided legal assault. The consequences for American values, American society, and the American Constitution have been tragic and profound,” Miller said in a statement unveiling America First Legal (AFL).
Miller told The Wall Street Journal that anything President Biden does “that we believe to be illegal is fair game.”
Miller, 35, said the AFL was already working on a slew of lawsuits in Texas, hoping to use the same strategy that progressive groups used to block Trump administration policies by pursuing injunctions in more liberal court jurisdictions.
“It was an extraordinarily effective tactic, and there’s no counterpoint to that on our side,” Miller, who is not a lawyer, told the Journal.
The AFL will include other figures tied to the Trump administration, including Gene Hamilton, former counselor to the attorney general.
“As we know, the Radical Left has been relentless in waging their battles in court. Conservatives and America First supporters badly need to catch up and turn the tables, which is why I applaud Stephen and Mark Meadows for rushing to fill this critical void,” former President Trump said in statement on the group’s launch.
“The era of unilateral legal surrender must end—and I hope all America First patriots will get behind America First Legal,” Trump added.
Miller was largely credited with being behind the Trump administration’s harsh immigration policies, such as its policy to separate families at the border.
Miller was among the most controversial figures in the Trump White House. In 2019, leaked emails revealed that he had circulated material linked to white nationalism before joining the administration. The revelation led many Democratic lawmakers to call for Miller’s resignation, though the White House stood by him.
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