Alabama attorney general Steve Marshall was the first to withdraw his state’s membership from the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) earlier this week on alleged liberal positions.
“I can’t justify spending taxpayers’ money to fund an organization that seems to be going ever further to the left,” Marshall told Alabama media company on Yellowhammer News.
Fox News was unable to reach the Attorney General immediately for comment, but the NAAG lists itself as an “impartial” national forum that has memberships from all 50 states along with American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, the US Virgin Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico and Washington , DC
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Yellowhammer News claimed that Marshall was not only frustrated with the political leanings of one of the country’s oldest attorneys general.
The local news agency claimed Republican members of the NAAG were angry with what they see as progressive agendas being pushed to boost Congressional spending and tighten state regulation.
Fox News was unable to immediately reach out to NAAG to comment on these claims.
The NAAG is currently headed by Karl Racine, Attorney General of Washington, DC. All members can expect substantial fees in exchange for the conferences and training courses held by the group.
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According to the Alabama publication, an annual fee of $ 70,000 is the price of membership in the NAAG – a figure that further bothered Marshall.
“With the money we’ll save, I can add a young attorney to my consumer protection department and get a far better return on the taxpayer’s investment,” said the Alabama attorney general.