SC AG Alan Wilson joined Donald Trump at trial in New York | Palmetto Politics

“But there is no such thing as vacation days for the AG. Same way that the president is always the president, and the governor is always governor,” Brady said.

In New York, Wilson found himself in a group that included four members of Congress, a former leader of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang, lawyer Alan Dershowitz, the disgraced former New York Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik and Democrat-turned-Republican Vernon Jones, among others.

Before the early session of court, Wilson could be seen walking with the former president’s support group as Trump stopped to address reporters,  reading out quotes from pundits who have criticized the case and critiquing the judge as well as the cold temperature of the courtroom.

The trip took Wilson far away from his home state of South Carolina, with the Manhattan courthouse located some 700 miles from the S.C. Attorney General’s downtown Columbia office.

Wilson is not the only S.C. Republican to make the sojourn to Trump’s New York criminal trial. Former South Carolina congressman Trey Gowdy, who is also a former federal prosecutor, was also in the courtroom May 20.

U.S. Rep. Ralph Norman, R-Rock Hill, who previously had been a supporter of his home state presidential contender Nikki Haley, made his trip to New York last week where he derided the “kangaroo court” prosecuting Trump.

Wilson has been an outspoken Trump supporter, endorsing him far ahead of the 2024 South Carolina presidential primary. He campaigned alongside him in September 2023, and posed for photos with him inside Palmetto State Armory in Summerville.

After the November 2020 elections, Wilson was among a group of 10 state attorneys general who met with Trump. He also joined 16 other state attorneys general in signing onto an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of a lawsuit filed in Texas that contested the presidential election results of four states in the 2020 election.

Wilson also signed onto an amicus brief that asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to allow the state to accept mail-in ballots three days after the election without a stamp.

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