DemDaily: Turning Defense on Democrats
September 19, 2017
As President Trump was speaking before the United Nations today, threatening the "rogue regimes" of Iran and Syria, and the destruction of North Korea and leader Kim Jong-un, a "Rocket Man ... on a suicide mission for himself" -- his GOP colleagues were attacking Democratic House Members on Facebook for being soft on national security.
The six-figure Facebook attack ad campaign, which launched Monday by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), is supposedly aimed at a group of sitting Democrats for opposing the GOP's defense bill and, therefore, failing to protect US citizens from terrorists and international predators like North Korea.
The Make America Safe Again Act appropriations bill, which also included funding for Trump's Mexican border wall, passed along primarily partisan lines, 235-192, in July.Four Republicans opposed it, and five Democrats, including Gottheimer and O'Halleran, were among the Democrats who voted for it (their crime: an earlier vote in favor of a procedural measure against the bill).
The 30-second ads offer no detailed offenses, but tie the member to vivid images of major attacks on US soil over the last decade.
The online ads target vulnerable Democrats Tom O'Halleran (AZ-1), Stephanie Murphy (FLA07), Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), Rick Nolan (MN-08) and Carol Shea-Porter (NH-01), and veteran members Collin Peterson (D/MN-07) and Pete DeFazio (OR-04).
The ads are also running in the three open House districts being vacated by Tim Walz (R/MN-01), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R/FLA-27) and Jackie Rosen (D/NV-03).
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Sources: The Hill, Orlando Sentinel, NRCC, NewsMax, YouTube