Republican attorneys general hold panel on Democratic ‘agenda’ ahead of presidential primary debate

VIDEO: Republican attorneys general hold panel on Democrats' 'lawless agenda'

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - South Carolina’s attorney general joined two other states’ attorneys general to discuss what they call “the Democrats’ lawless agenda.”

South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr took part in the discussion.

“As the attorney general of South Carolina, and as the attorney general of their prospective states, we have all committed ourselves as a group of soldiers in the last redoubt to defend our republic from the tyranny of those who want to take our government the way of the socialists,” Wilson said. “So I’m asking my Democratic friends, I don’t really know of a good candidate that y’all have if I’m being honest with myself, but I do know this do everything you can to pull your party back to the center.”

They showed their support for President Donald Trump.

“Under this president’s administration, American is thriving, America is working," Rutledge said. “Mom’s and dad’s are able to take care of their children and safer neighborhoods.”

They weighed in on topics regarding impeachment, abortion and democratic candidate campaigns.

“You have a plurality of people that I understand from the last polling data I’ve seen in South Carolina on the Democratic Party that are okay with a socialist being president and they think socialism can beat Donald Trump," Wilson said. "We fought wars over this. To my Democratic friends I ask you plain and simple to reject socialism.”

The attorneys general advocated for Republican values.

Charleston County Democratic Party Chair Colleen Condon responded to the criticism Tuesday afternoon.

“We need an independent judiciary, the Federal Bar Association just released how important it is that we have a judiciary that is free from political pandering,” Condon said. “I honestly think they are scared because of how many people used to identify as Republicans who are now determined to vote for anybody Trump.”

The panel discussion was hosted by the Republican Attorneys General Association.

Former South Carolina Attorney General Charlie Condon, who served from 1995 to 2003, served as the first chairman of the association. Condon served as moderator of Tuesday’s panel discussion.

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