The Republican National Committee is denying a cease-and-desist demand from Donald Trump’s attorneys, who asked the party organization to stop using the former president’s name and likeness in fundraising appeals.
In a letter sent Monday afternoon to Trump attorney Alex Cannon, RNC chief counsel Justin Riemer asserted that the committee “has every right to refer to public figures as it engages in core, First Amendment-protected political speech, and it will continue to do so in pursuit of these common goals.”
The letter is a brush-back to the Trump team, which sent a March 5 request that the RNC “immediately cease and desist the unauthorized use of President Donald J. Trump’s name, image, and/or likeness in all fundraising, persuasion, and/or issue speech.”
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NEWS – RNC sends a brush-back pitch to Trump
The committee’s response to the Trump cease-and-desist demand to not use his name/likeness in fundraising appeals:
Bless your hearthttps://t.co/vVQuCtfB7Z
— Alex Isenstadt (@politicoalex) March 8, 2021