Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh has been a critic of President Donald Trump, filing or joining a number of lawsuits against his administration and its policies…
On Monday, during an interview with Herald-Mail Media as part of a Western Maryland swing of campaign-related stops, Frosh defended his actions
“The bottom line is, we need to know for sure that the president puts our interests first as Americans and isn’t putting his bottom line first,” Frosh, 71, said…
“He’s the first person in the history of the country to profiteer from the White House,” Frosh said of Trump, who has not divested his ownership interest in holding companies that own and manage properties around the world.
Frosh’s other legal battles have included fights to protect consumers, particularly in their ability to secure health insurance under the Affordable Care Act and rail against what he called the “ethical disaster” at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under Scott Pruitt.
The state recently won a case against the EPA in which judges agreed that the agency has to enforce a rule requiring the disclosure of dangerous chemical storage to neighbors and first responders, he said.
Frosh said a Houston building containing chlorine caught fire during Hurricane Harvey last year, spewing dangerous toxic smoke into the air.
“The folks who were fighting those fires and the folks who live next to that facility have a right to know,” he said.
He said no additional taxpayer funds — aside from budgeted money for consumer protection — have gone to support the suits.
On his pursuit of a second term, Frosh pointed to a number of achievements over the past four years, like establishing the first organized crime unit in the AG’s office, recovering millions for consumers, and working to battle human trafficking and the drug scourge continuing to grip the state.