The political motion committee of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus is releasing bilingual ads concentrating on 4 Republicans in Congress over their help for former President Donald J. Trump and their votes on Jan. 6 to problem the 2020 presidential election leads to Arizona and Pennsylvania.
The ads from the caucus, which is made up of 38 Democrats, goal Republican members who characterize closely Latino districts in Florida, Texas, New Mexico and California, and who every received in a detailed election final yr. The first commercial focuses on Representative Carlos Gimenez of Florida, the previous mayor of Miami, who narrowly defeated Debbie Mucarsel-Powell. The remaining adverts will goal Representatives Mike Garcia of California, Yvette Herrell of New Mexico and Beth Van Duyne of Texas.
“These four Republicans led a misinformation campaign and helped spread the ‘Big Lie’ on social media and conservative news media outlets by sowing doubt about the presidential election results,” mentioned Representative Ruben Gallego, a Democrat from Arizona who serves because the chairman of the caucus’s political motion committee, BOLD PAC. “They tried to undermine our democracy and in doing so, they helped incite the insurrection. The best way to fight the Republican disinformation campaign is to hold them accountable for their actions.”
Mr. Gimenez’s workplace didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
The commercial opens with footage of the Jan. 6 assault, whereas a voice-over introduces a police officer describing his expertise defending the Capitol.
“I experienced a group of individuals who were trying to kill me,” the officer says. A narrator continues: “When an extremist mob attacked the Capitol, Congressman Carlos Gimenez was forced to hide. But hours later, with blood still on the floors of the Capitol, he voted with Trump and helped spread the same lies that left a police officer dead and many others injured.”