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 signing on to a lawsuit that attempted to overturn a democratically-held election, to perpetuating the Big Lie, and being promoted as chair of the organization that helped incite the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Wilson has been identified as one of Accountable.US’ top Enemies of Progress
View Wilson’s top offenses on www.EnemiesofProgress.org
Washington, D.C. — Today, government watchdog Accountable.US announced that South Carolina Attorney General and RAGA Chairman Alan Wilson has been identified as an enemy of progress due to his 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 Wilson and other Republican attorneys general around the country pose to advancements that support all Americans. Accountable.US also released its first report highlighting how Wilson 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 Wilson is spending South Carolinians’ taxpayer dollars on frivolous lawsuits against the Biden administration on behalf of his special interest donors,” said Kyle Herrig, president of Accountable.US. “There’s a reason why Wilson was named the new chair of RAGA – one of the key organizations behind the rally preceding the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol. Wilson is all too happy to double down on RAGA’s attacks on our democracy and its defense of greedy special interests that oppose progress.”
This new campaign exposes some of the worst offenders 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. Wilson is joined by another 12 “Enemies of Progress” including the attorneys general from Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, 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 Wilson was selected as a top “Enemy of Progress”:
- Undermined Corruption Probe Of Friendly Political Operative: In 2018, a South Carolina grand jury investigation found Alan Wilson undermined a statehouse corruption probe involving a political operative with whom Wilson had a personal relationship. The probe targeted “pay-for-influence” schemes by a family of Republican operatives and Wilson’s interference occurred while he was still working with one of the targets.
- Protected Monuments Of Confederate Racists: AG Wilson advocated that South Carolina’s Heritage Act, which protects Confederate monuments from removal by localities, did not violate the state constitution. In 2014, Wilson issued an opinion that a Confederate flag could not be removed from a chapel at the Citadel, a state-funded military school.
- Opposed LGBTQ Rights: Wilson tried to prevent the legalization of same-sex marriage and advocated that South Carolina’s ban was constitutional. Wilson also signed onto a brief filed with SCOTUS that argued LGBTQ employees were not covered by workplace discrimination protections in the Civil Rights Act.
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