The spot ends with the disclosure that he is paid by America First Legal, the organization founded by Miller after the end of the Trump administration, along with former Trump administration officials like Mark Meadows, Matt Whitaker and Russ Wanted.
A media contact for America First Legal did not immediately respond to questions about the scope of the ad buy or the content of the ad. The person who shared the ad with POLITICO said it was being aired as part of a buyout in Georgia, where a high-profile Senate and gubernatorial campaign is taking place. The spot, the person said, was set in markets in Augusta, Savannah, Albany, Columbus and Macon, as well as Tallahassee, Fla., just south of the Georgian border.
The White House did not respond to a request for comment.
The claim that Harris said non-white citizens should be prioritized for disaster relief has been misinterpreted, based on fact checks. Another fact check found Biden’s Covid relief comment ignored his full statementas he was referring to how minority-owned businesses have been disproportionately affected by the economic crisis.
Earlier this year, America First Legal filed a lawsuit in New York State against a Department of Health directive for the treatment of Covid-19 which stated that “non-white race or Hispanic/Latino ethnicity should be considered a risk factor, as systemic health and long-standing social inequalities have contributed to an increased risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19. They too filed FOIA lawsuits asking federal agencies to comply with an order from Biden to advance racial justice.
Citing the same order from the Biden administration, the group also sent political mailings stating, “Joe Biden and left-leaning officials are engaged in widespread racial discrimination against white and Asian Americans…even if it’s contrary to the law.”
Miller has a long history of advocating for radical immigration policies and social-conservative policies. As a young assistant to the Senate, he was quoting white nationalist websites in his emails with conservative media. As Trump’s top policy adviser, Miller was one of the most influential advocates of tougher immigration policies, including the separation of children from parents at the southern border and a restriction on travel from certain majority countries. Muslim.
His launch of American First Legal provided a vehicle to continue promoting this worldview. The band, which was formed as a “conservative version of the American Civil Liberties Union,” has filed dozens of FOIA lawsuits seeking government records on critical race theory in public schools, online censorship and immigration policies. During the Biden years, the group repeatedly accused the administration of harboring an anti-white agenda. Among other movements, America First Legal filed a class action lawsuit challenging the President’s Covid Relief Bill program to provide aid to “socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers.”
In the press release announcing the lawsuitAmerican First Legal quoted Martin Luther King Jr. as saying that farmers seeking help “should not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”