Allies of former President Donald Trump are going to war on behalf of Americans and their freedoms.
According to an exclusive report from the Washington Examiner, Trump allies at the America First Policy Institute are spearheading a legal effort to protect Americans from assaults on their liberties by “big tech, big media, and big government.”
The nonprofit institute, headed by president and CEO Brooke Rollins, was formed by former Trump administration officials, according to the Examiner. The group calls its new effort the Constitutional Litigation Partnership.
The partnership “is another strong addition to AFPI’s already impressive arsenal of weapons against these assaults on our freedoms,” Rollins told the Examiner.
Federalism and free speech
Rollins previously served as director of the Domestic Policy Council under Trump.
“Federalism, free speech, and the rule of law are under attack,” she said in her talk with the Examiner. “Big tech, big media, and big government wield unprecedented power against the interests of the American way of life,”
Rollins continued: “Every American deserves to be heard, the courts are our last line of defense, and the Constitutional Litigation Partnership exists to tip the scales of justice in favor of the American people.”
Other big names on the America First Policy Institute’s roster include Linda McMahon, Trump’s former small business manager, as well as Larry Kudlow, Trump’s National Economic Council director. The two serve as chair and vice-chair, respectively.
David Bernhardt, Pam Bondi, Jack Brewer, Keith Kellogg, Brian Morgenstern, Rick Perry, John Ratcliffe, Ja’Ron Smith, Scott Turner, Paula White-Cain, and Chad Wolf are also involved in the nonprofit, the Examiner reports. Trump’s role in the organization remains unclear, though he told The Washington Post last month that he supports it.
The tides are turning
Thus far, it does not appear that the America First Policy Insitute has taken on any cases. With its roster and fundraising, which is expected to eclipse $20 million by 2022, the group may soon see success, however.
“Those on the other side of other aisle, those that are progressive, sort of radical, remake America, have out-gunned us on this field for years, if not decades,” Rollins told the Post in April.
It looks like the tides may finally be turning.