WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, top-ranking former Trump administration officials launched America First Legal (AFL), a new conservative nonprofit organization committed to upholding America First principles and combating the left’s radical and lawless agenda. The organization will be headed by Stephen Miller, former Senior Advisor to President Trump.
“Stephen Miller is a fearless, principled fighter for the America First movement. He has backbone, integrity and never gives up,” said former President Donald J. Trump. “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. The era of unilateral legal surrender must end—and I hope all America First patriots will get behind America First Legal.”
Meadows, Trump’s former chief of staff and, of course, former congressman for North Carolina’s 11th District and co-founder of the House Freedom Caucus, will serve on the AFL board of directors.
AFL will be forward-leaning, seeking to take meaningful action to defend the rights of Americans whenever and wherever possible. Without being encumbered by a single-issue focus or the need for credit, AFL will focus its efforts on resisting the radical left’s agenda and preserving our shared national values, collaborating with like-minded partners across the nation, including state attorneys general.
“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,” said AFL President Miller. “Whenever the Trump Administration tried to implement positive, lawful change that put America First, these extremist organizations filed one lawsuit after another, shopping for the most favorable legal forum. Now, we must turn the tables.”
“While radical progressives have wielded these tactics to undermine the law and America First values for years, we must deploy these tactics in defense of our nation’s legal, cultural, and constitutional heritage,” continued AFL President Miller. “Those who believe in America First must not shy away from using our legal system to defend our society and our families from any unlawful actions by the left. Those looking to hold the new administration in Washington to account finally have their answer. Our self-imposed policy of legal disarmament is now over.”
AFL will use the experiences of deeply-accomplished attorneys—intimately familiar with the inner workings of the Executive Branch—including Gene Hamilton, who served during the Trump administration as Counselor to the U.S. Attorney General at the Department of Justice and as Senior Counselor to the Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security.