The executive director of the Republican Association of Attorneys General resigned because of strong opposition to the decision to issue an urgent appeal to urge people to march to the U.S. Capitol.
Adam Piper resigned after four years of work at the organization, a national organization representing the state’s top law enforcement officials.
NBC News and other media reported that the organization and fundraising agency, the Rule of Law Defence Fund, were under fire. Last Wednesday, the day before the pro-Trump mob invaded the Capitol, the organization paid for robotic phones.
“Every decision made by Adam on behalf of the RLDF is with the best intentions and keeping in mind the best interests of the organization,”
Piper said that serving as the Republican attorney general is “a lifetime honor and an honest dream.” He did not respond to a request for comment.
The Rule of Law Defense Fund was one of the participating organizations that gathered before Congress’s invasion.
The automatic call made the day before did not promote violence or suggest that the building should be destroyed. But it did urge the protesters to land on the Capitol.
The voice in the recording said: “At 1:00 pm, we will proceed to the Capitol and call on Congress to stop theft.”
Several companies that donated money to the organization told NBC News that they were shocked by the automated phone call.