Accountable.US launched the new campaign to identify some of the worst offenders across the country who are actively preventing progress on key issues impacting Americans
From serving on the board of directors of the organization that helped incite the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, to siding with her Big Pharma special interest donors over Florida families, Moody has been identified as one of Accountable.US’ top Enemies of Progress
View Moody’s top offenses on at www.EnemiesofProgress.org
Washington, D.C. — Today, government watchdog Accountable.US announced that Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody has been identified as an enemy of progress due to her opposition to key issues like addressing climate change and making health care accessible for all. The group launched a new campaign, “Enemies of Progress,” outlining the potential threats that Moody and other Republican attorneys general around the country pose to advancements that support all Americans. Accountable.US also released its first report highlighting how Moody and others are using their positions as top law enforcement officials to defend their campaign donors, not their constituents.
“Instead of fighting for their best interests, Attorney General Moody is spending Floridian’s taxpayer dollars on frivolous lawsuits against the Biden administration on behalf of her special interest donors,” said Kyle Herrig, president of Accountable.US. “Look no further than her track record with Purdue Pharma: after pocketing $170,000 from a pharma lobbyist, Moody shielded the industry from paying the price for perpetuating the opioid epidemic. These pay to play schemes are hurting the people of Florida.”
This new campaign exposes some of the worst offenders, including Moody, who have proven to be working towards one goal in their capacity as their state’s top law enforcement official: to slow down or prevent progress on some of the country’s toughest issues. Moody is joined by another 12 “Enemies of Progress” including the attorneys general from Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, and West Virginia. In the coming days, the effort will be amplified with paid ads in key states, including on social media and traditional media websites.
“Poll after poll shows the public supports the Biden agenda, and any obstructionist who would abuse their power to protect profits of greedy special interests is an enemy of progress,” added Herrig.
Here’s more on how Attorney General Moody was selected as a top “Enemy of Progress”:
- Served On The Board Of Directors For Organization That Incited The January 6th Capitol Insurrection: Moody sat on the board of directors for RAGA’s Rule of Law Defense Fund, which helped organize and promote the January 6th “Stop the Steal” rally that led to a violent mob of insurrectionists infiltrating the U.S. Capitol. She scrubbed her official profile of her connection just after the deadly insurrection.
- Fought Against A Gun Control Measure After The Shooting At Pulse Night Club: Just three years after one of the deadliest mass shootings in Florida and American history, Moody, who has been called a “pawn” of the NRA, opposed a ballot initiative banning certain types of firearms.
- Proudly Touted Her Support For Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” Law, But Denied A Black Defendant The Same Immunity White Defendants Secured Under The Statute: Ashley Moody rejected a Black defendant’s “Stand Your Ground” defense and sentenced him to eight years in prison, a decision legal critics believed would have never happened “if [the Defendant] had been an older white man.”
- Supported Trump’s Unconstitutional Push To Manipulate Census Data: Moody signed onto an amicus brief in the Supreme Court in support of a citizenship question on the U.S. Census. Such a question would have caused an undercounting of Florida’s population for “dire” consequences and jeopardize at least $178 million in aid from the federal government.
- Received Over $150,000 From A Purdue Pharma Lobbyist And Failed To Hold The Company Accountable In Settlement Negotiations: Moody received $170,000 from a Purdue Pharma lobbyist and in return, she failed to listen to Florida families affected by the opioid epidemic and pursued a settlement with Purdue Pharma that would shield the company and the Sackler family from further lawsuits and keep Oxycontin in Florida.
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