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Scathing new Lincoln project ad gives list of senators who ‘chose Trump’ over America

‘Learn their names. Remember their actions. And never, ever trust them again,’ narrator says

James Crump
Thursday 09 July 2020 16:20 BST
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Scathing Lincoln Project advert gives list of senators who protect Trump

A new attack ad released by a Republican campaign group formed to get president Donald Trump out of office, has taken aim at some of his allies in the Senate.

The Lincoln Project, a Republican political action committee that is aiming to prevent the reelection of Mr Trump, accused several senators of “cowardice” and “betrayal” in a new ad released on Wednesday.

The narrator in the ad, titled “Names,” starts by claiming that once the president is out of the White House, his allies in the Senate will be begging for forgiveness from others in the Republican Party for how they voted during his presidency.

“Someday soon, the time of Trump will pass. This circus of incompetence, corruption and cruelty will end. When it does, the men and women in Trump’s Republican Party will come to you, telling you they can repair the damage he’s done.

“They’ll beg you to forgive their votes to exonerate Trump from his crimes, ask you to forgive their silence, their cowardice and their betrayals as Trump wrecked this nation.”

The ad specifies Republican senators, Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, Ted Cruz, Cory Gardner, Marco Rubio, Susan Collins, John Cornyn, Tom Cotton, Mike Rounds, Steve Daines, Joni Ernst, James Inhofe, Martha McSally and Thom Tillis.

All of the senators named, except for Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are up for reelection in November, according to the Hill.

“Every time they had a choice between America and Trump, they chose Trump. Every time they were called to the service of this nation and their sacred oath, they chose Trump,” the narrator adds.

“Learn their names. Remember their actions. And never, ever trust them again.”

Writing about the new ad on Wednesday, Reed Galen, co-founder of the Lincoln Project, claimed that the senators named have failed to stand up for the US Constitution.

“These are senators who have abandoned their consciences, left the American people behind, and fail to stand up for the Constitution and common decency.”

The new video is the one of several ads from the campaign group in the past week, and it claimed on Tuesday that the president has a “loyalty problem,” in his administration, following recent leaks of information.

Addressing the president directly, the narrator said that the leaks are “in your campaign, your White House, in Congress, even your own family.”

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