Proud Boys Attorney Sets up Organization To Oppose 'Radical Left' ACLU

A lawyer who represents several Proud Boy suspects accused of taking part in the Capitol attack and helped raise $2 million bail money for Kenosha double murder suspect Kyle Rittenhouse has set up a new organization to rival the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Lawyer John Pierce, who has also represented Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani and campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, announced the creation of the National Constitutional Law Union (NCLU) in response to what he called "increasing government tyranny" in the U.S., as well as the ACLU's "shift to the extreme left" over the past several years.

"Our Constitutional rights are being shredded daily-and at an ever-accelerating pace-by a tyrannical government," Pierce said in a statement.

"If freedom-loving Americans do not unite to stand up for these rights, they will be lost forever. We believe the most important thing that can be done to protect liberty is to fight in court for those who do not have the means or ability to fight for themselves.

"The ACLU has lost its way. It no longer fights for the Constitutional rights of all Americans. Rather, it has become a tool and weapon of the radical left. The NCLU is stepping into the vacuum created by this development and will stand up for the individual liberties of all American citizens, regardless of political persuasion."

Pierce is the lawyer for a number of far-right Proud Boys members charged in connection to the January 6 attack on the Capitol in Washington, D.C., including Dominic Pezzola and Christopher Worrell.

He also previously represented Rittenhouse, the suspect accused of killing two people and injuring one other during a Black Lives Matter protest in Wisconsin on August 25, 2020.

In December, Pierce announced he was stepping away from Rittenhouse's defense team. The move came after Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger argued that Pierce should not be involved in the case because of his "significant personal financial difficulties" and alleged that some of the money he and Lin Wood raised for Rittenhouse's defense case may instead be used to repay Pierce's "numerous creditors."

Rittenhouse was released from custody on November 20 after Wood and Pierce raised his $2 million bail thanks to a successful fundraising campaign by their FightBack Foundation.

Pierce is now also asking for donations from the public to help the NCLU. Pierce added that the new organization is not just for conservatives, noting how he also previously worked with Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard and left-leaning corporations and financial institutions

"The NCLU's mission is to preserve and protect the United States Constitution. It is a document that, thank God, still applies to all American citizens. Accordingly, we will fight for the Constitutional rights and civil liberties of all Americans, right, left, and center," Pierce said.

Pierce added that by observing "the United States Constitution and the American way of life are unique in all history and serve as a beacon of freedom and hope to all humankind. Yet they have never been in greater danger. If we do not stand up and fight for them now, we will lose them forever."

Pierce has been contacted for further comment.

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Members of the Proud Boys join supporters of Donald Trump as they demonstrate in Washington, DC, on December 12, 2020. A lawyer representing several Proud Boy suspects accused of taking part in the January 6 Capitol attack has set up a new organization to rival the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). JOSE LUIS MAGANA/AFP/Getty Images