An anti-Donald Trump Republican group launched a $1 million “thank you” ad campaign Friday to help members of the celebration who voted to question or convict the previous president for inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol rebel.
The Republican Accountability Project, launched by the conservative group Defending Democracy Together, will place TV spots on Fox News, and is funding a collection of native billboards thanking every of the ten GOP representatives who backed impeachment and 7 senators who voted to convict.
“These Republicans chose to do the right thing and abide by the oaths they took to the Constitution,” Sarah Longwell, RAP’s govt director, mentioned in a press release to HuffPost.
“They’re going to get a lot of criticism and maybe even threats for that choice, but we want them to know that there are a lot of Republicans who support them, and who appreciate their integrity.”
The venture’s leadership page lists as its chairman Bill Kristol, the famed “Never Trump” Republican who can be the director of Defending Democracy Together, in addition to administrators Elizabeth Neumann and Olivia Troye, each of whom served within the Trump administration till 2020.
Each massive crimson billboard will thank a selected politician for “defending the Constitution” and can be positioned someplace in that lawmaker’s residence state or district.
Each of the TV spots may also concentrate on one lawmaker. (Check out the video praising GOP Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney above.)
“After our Capitol was attacked, our representatives in Congress were threatened, and a police officer was killed. Rep. Liz Cheney had a choice,” says the narrator within the advert hailing her.
“She could look the other way and pretend it didn’t happen, or she could stand up and say, ‘This can never happen again.’ Thank you, Rep. Cheney, for upholding your oath to the Constitution and for protecting our country,” the advert concludes.
RAP final month vowed to make a $50 million dedication to help the reelection of Republican lawmakers who joined Democrats to help Trump’s impeachment.
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