• Alabama AG refused to say regardless of whether Joe Biden is the “duly elected” president.
  • “Is he the duly elected and lawfully serving president of the United States?” Sen. Whitehouse questioned.
  • “He is the president of our country,” Marshall said.

Alabama Legal professional General Steve Marshall on Thursday declined to connect with President Joe Biden the “duly elected” and “lawfully serving” president of the United States.

The refusal arrived as Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island questioned Marshall in the course of the fourth working day of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. Marshall, invited by Republican leadership, testified versus Jackson’s affirmation in advance of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“Is Joseph R. Biden of Delaware the duly elected and lawfully serving president of the United States of The us?” Whitehouse requested Marshall.

Marshall replied, “He is the president of this place.”

Whitehouse pressed Marshall all over again, inquiring: “Is he the duly elected and lawfully serving president of the United States?”

“He is the president of our place,” Marshall repeated.

“Are you answering that omitting the language ‘duly elected and lawfully serving’ purposefully?” Whitehouse requested.

“I’m answering the problem. He is the president of the United States,” Marshall stated once again.

“And you have no check out as to irrespective of whether he was duly elected or is lawfully serving?” Whitehouse requested for the previous time.

“I’m telling you he’s the president of the United States,” Marshall replied.


Marshall challenged the 2020 presidential election effects by signing on to a brief that asked the Supreme Court to reject the votes in 4 important battleground states that then-nominee Joe Biden received. The Supreme Courtroom tossed out the lawsuit, which was brought by Texas attorney basic Ken Paxton and backed by the Trump marketing campaign.

Marshall also served as the head of the Republican Attorneys Typical Association’s fundraising arm, which sent a robocall selling former President Donald Trump’s January 6 rally that took put in advance of rioters stormed the Capitol, The Tennessean claimed. Marshall, at the time, condemned the contact and said he was “unaware of unauthorized conclusions.”

In the course of Thursday’s listening to, Marshall explained, “We’ve denounced lawlessness, not only as it similar to what took area on January 6, but also the lawlessness that continues to go on in our country with violent crime.”

A spokesperson for Marshall did not immediately return Insider’s request for remark.