U.S. Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee wouldn’t say Monday whether he will go along with investigating U.S. Republican President Donald Trump’s alleged attempts to get a foreign country to discredit Joe Biden’s son.
Members of a 501c4 group known as Defending Democracy Together — who say they are “lifelong conservatives and Republicans” — are calling on Alexander to act in a new video.
“Senator Alexander, the country is in crisis. The president of the United States requested foreign interference in American elections to benefit himself politically,” the video’s narrator said.
“This is an abuse of power by the chief executive of our country. He won’t stop unless Republicans like you stand up and say that it’s wrong. Senator Alexander, your voice is critical. Stand up for the country, and stand up for the rule of law.”
The ad then touts the website RuleofLawRepublicans.com
According to the website, Republicans for the Rule of Law “is a coalition of Republicans who believe law enforcement investigations should be completed without political interference, the laws apply equally to everyone, and the Constitution needs to be followed.”
Republicans for the Rule of Law is a project of Defending Democracy Together.
The Tennessee Star asked Alexander’s office for a comment.
Alexander emailed the following statement to us:
“The Senate Intelligence Committee is determining the facts in the Ukraine whistleblower matter, and I want to know the facts before I comment,” Alexander said.
According to the website DefendingDemocracyTogether.org, group members say they believe in American exceptionalism.
“Yet today, the Republican Party finds itself entertaining some of the same unsettling nativist and authoritarian impulses that characterized Europe throughout the 20th century,” according to the website’s description of the group.
“These ideals are antithetical to what it means to be a Republican, and what it means to be American.”
According to the organization’s website, The Weekly Standard founder William Kristol directs the group, alongside author and former National Review writer Mona Charen.
Linda Chavez, and former New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, among others, are also involved.
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