Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall denounced the violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6 during his visit this week with the St. Clair County Republican Party. Marshall, a native of St. Clair County, also discussed the Biden presidency, Alabama elections and the state’s fight to end human trafficking.
His visit and speech to the County Republicans comes a day after the inauguration of President Joe Biden, a Democrat. This gave the group plenty to discuss at the meeting.
While Marshall talked about many of his worries concerning the presidency of Biden, he also stuck a positive tone by talking extensively about Alabama’s successes before and after the election.
For example, Marshall said he was proud of Alabama’s ability to maintain the integrity of the election in the middle of a pandemic.
“Alabama was a model for this country. Alabama was a shining star,” Marshall said.
Marshall further went on to praise the state for what he says is a 99.9 percent response rate on the census.
Marshall spoke about the violence at the United States Capitol that took place near the beginning of 2021.
“We denounce violence. We Republicans have been consistent in that message,” Marshall said.
The Attorney General also spoke about his involvement with the Alabama Anti Human Trafficking Coalition, an effort to stop the growing statewide problem. He praised Wellhouse, a St. Clair County establishment dedicated to aiding and rehabilitating victims of human trafficking.
Marshall closed the meeting with questions from the audience. One man asked about sanctuary cities, another asked about state’s rights and another simply stated his satisfaction with the work Marshall has done during his tenure.