Republicans for the Rule of Law began a $2 million advertising campaign on Friday in Alabama and 11 other states to oppose presidential immunity.

The campaign features self-described conservatives arguing that the U.S. Supreme Court should reject the former president’s claim of “absolute immunity” in this case.

According to a press release from the group, the campaign features over 25 first-person ads from self-identified conservatives describing why they favor the rule of law over “absolute immunity,” and a compilation ad of these voices highlighting the dangers to the rule of law that these arguments represent. 

One of those ads features Kyle from Alabama.

According to InfluenceWatch, Republicans for the Rule of Law is a subsidiary of Bill Kristol’s Defending Democracy Together nonprofit, a nominally conservative organization that usually opposes former President Donald Trump. The group also supported Trump’s impeachment and spent millions to defeat him in the 2020 campaign.

These spots will air on digital and streaming platforms, including YouTube and Hulu, through June 23.  

The presidential immunity case is currently before the Supreme Court of the United States. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and 18 other state attorneys general filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in December in the case United States v. Trump, opposing a request from Department of Justice (DOJ) special counsel Jack Smith to speed up the trial of Trump

“As our brief points out, in asking for this extraordinary remedy, without giving any reason for why it is warranted, the special counsel's petition itself is strong evidence of a political prosecution designed to decide the 2024 election," Marshall said.

Rule of Law Campaign Press Release by Caleb Taylor on Scribd

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