Missouri Attorney General denies knowledge of robocall tied to deadly riot at the Capitol

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt denies any involvement in a robocall that urged “patriots” to join last week’s rally at the Capitol that led to protestors storming the building.  The Missouri Independent reports that the robocall from an arm of the Republican Attorney General’s Association, of which Schmitt is the Vice Chair.  The Rule of Law Defense Fund is a 501(c)(4) arm of the Association and helped finance and organize the “March to Save America” that resulted in five deaths.  Schmitt’s spokesman e-mailed the Independent, saying he had no knowledge of the call and condemned the violence. 

The robocall had the following statement:  "I'm calling for the Rule of Law Defense Fund with an important message.  The March to Save America is tomorrow in Washington D.C. at the Ellipse in President's Park between E St. and Constitution Avenue on the south side of the White House, with doors opening at 7 a.m. At 1 p.m., we will march to the Capitol building and call on Congress to stop the steal. We are hoping patriots like you will join us to continue to fight to protect the integrity of our election. For more information, visit MarchtoSaveAmerica.com. This call is paid for and authorized by the Rule of Law Defense Fund."