Sponsors of the pre-attack rally have taken their down websites. Don't forget who they were. - 2021-01-12

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F1.png Sponsors of the pre-attack rally have taken their down websites. Don't forget who they were. January 12, 2021, David Corn, Mother Jones

On January 6, thousands of pro-Trump protesters gathered at a rally near the White House to rail against a fantasy: that the election was stolen from their beloved Donald Trump. It was from this crowd—which included white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and Christian insurrectionists—that the murderous mob of terrorists emerged and attacked the Capitol, with some marauders looking to take hostages or possibly assassinate elected officials of the United States. Five people died. Who helped to assemble the rally, where Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), Rudy Giuliani, and others whipped up the demonstrators with false claims of an evil plot against Trump before thousands marched to Capitol Hill to wage seditious mayhem?

The organizers of the March for Trump (also known as the March to Save America) have taken down the website for the rally and subsequent march, but an archived page cites nine "coalition partners." It is a list that should not be forgotten—especially given that some of the sponsors have apparently tried to wipe away their fingerprints.

Women for America First. This outfit, which was created in 2019 to oppose the Trump impeachment, was the main organizer of the rally. As a dark-money nonprofit, it does not have to disclose its donors. But as CNBC reported, America First Policies, a pro-Trump policy advocacy group, contributed $25,000 to Women for America First in 2019. (America First Policies is headed by Linda McMahon, a longtime Trump supporter and former head of the Small Business Administration.) Women for America First is run by Amy Kremer, a former leader of Tea Party Express. Her daughter, Kylie Jane Kremer, the executive director of Women for Trump, was listed as the applicant for the rally's permit. (Amy Kremer has also been co-chair of Women for Trump.) As Mother Jones reported last year, Kremer's Tea Party Express was "well known for being run by a political action committee that raised tons of money from small donors and spent most of it on the political consultants who started the PAC rather than on candidates." Women for America First is essentially part of Trump's political operation.

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