September 26, 2022

BROKE: Stop the Steal organizer Ali Alexander out of midterm activism over legal bills

BROKE: Stop the Steal organizer Ali Alexander out of midterm activism over legal bills

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Stop the Steal organizer and far-right activist Ali Alexander is apparently having trouble paying his legal bills, which he says is impacting his political influence. In an appearance at the Nebraska Freedom Festival, the Texas resident participated in a Q & A session with the Nebraska Examiner – claiming he faces more legal efforts in an attempt to delegitimize him than even former President Donald Trump.

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“I’m dealing with a lot of lawfare, a hundred thousand dollars in legal bills, juggling four different lawyers,” Alexander told the interviewer.

“It’s been kind of crippling and crushing, but I’ve dealt with my own peace, competent lawyers, a lot of prayer, and that’s where I am. I’m kind of stuck. They’ve taken me out of the midterms in 2022. So shout-out to the Democrats for sidelining a ton of great organizers in the Republican Party.”

Ali Alexander – born Ali Akbar – takes a break from feeling sorry for himself to praise conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Virginia “Ginni” Thomas – both of whom are facing their own legal issues.

“I know and admire her work,” Alexander said of Ginni Thomas. “And I understand how confusing it is for the public to see a justice’s spouse participate politically. … But for those who have watched politics for decades, she’s always been the same person.”

Alexander goes on to say that like Jones, he is a “lover of history.”

The accused insurrectionist denies doing anything wrong the day of the Capitol attack, inexplicably placing blame on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and local law enforcement, though he does acknowledge rhetoric may have played a role in the riot.

“Certainly, had we known in hindsight that there would be a riot, our language would have been different,” he said.

“If there had been a police presence … it’s a mitigating technique. If you had just seen a hundred or 500 police down Pennsylvania Avenue, nothing ever would have happened,” Alexander claimed.

Claiming that no one has been charged with “insurrection – in truth, at least 100 have been charged with seditious conspiracy – Alexander downplays the violence of January 6th, asserting that it was “mostly peaceful.”

Taking credit for making “election integrity” a central GOP platform issue, Alexander said:

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“The significance of taking an issue (election integrity) after Election Day from a zero-percent issue to the top issue that Republican voters are concerned with can’t be understated. That’s not a me thing. That’s not even a Donald Trump thing. That’s a voter thing. But certainly Donald Trump and I poured gasoline on the proverbial fire.”

With Alexander already the subject of several civil suits, at least eight police officers are suing Alexander, Donald Trump, and Roger Stone for their Jan. 6 roles.

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Ali testified for eight hours in the House Select Committee’s investigation into the Capitol riot and for three hours before a Washington D.C. grand jury back in June.

Between his legal and civil problems, the far-right activist should be less concerned with the ballot box than a jail cell.

Read the interview here.

Original reporting by Aaron Sanderford at the Nebraska Examiner

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Ty Ross

News journalist for Washington Press and Occupy Democrats.

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