Thursday, June 01, 2023

‘Let’s Take the Fight to Them’: Why This Legal Group Keeps Suing Biden Administration

An organization called America First Legal has filed at least two dozen lawsuits against the Biden administration.

“We need to fight for the American people, advance conservative principles, and be there to really make a difference,” Gene Hamilton, vice president and general counsel for America First Legal, says.  

Hamilton served as counselor to the attorney general at the Justice Department during the Trump administration and he recalls growing weary of various leftist groups filing lawsuits to block President Donald Trump’s agenda.

“It’s a little bit of an exaggeration … ,” Hamilton says, “but it’s almost close to the truth that every time we’d have a press conference, there would be some organization that would file a lawsuit representing somebody to get us enjoined before we could even get done with the press conference to get things off the ground.” 

When President Joe Biden came to office in January 2021, Hamilton and Stephen Miller, who was a senior adviser in the Trump administration, decided to “do what they do.” They, along with other former Trump administration officials, founded America First Legal.

“Let’s take the fight to them,” Hamilton says of America First Legal’s approach to fighting the policies of the Left. “Let’s be equipped and ready to bring the battles to the Left, wherever it may be, whether that’s in the government, whether that’s in big business, big education, wherever.”

Hamilton joins “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss how America First Legal is fighting the Biden administration’s effort to redefine sex. He also explains how the legal group is looking into Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s prosecution of Trump.