State Attorneys General Lead the Charge Against President Donald Trump

“My long-term concern is that the AGs become seen as one more lawyer, one more politician on the make, and that undercuts the credibility of the office itself,’ says Tierney, the lecturer at Harvard Law who served as Maine’s AG from 1980 to 1990.

What’s more, while AGs are the most prominent members of their offices, the vast majority of employees who work there are civil servants, not political appointees.

’They come in every day, they do a hard job, they don’t care who the president of the United States is. For 90 percent of them, there’s probably no change,’ Tierney says.