Progressive group: Republicans unconcerned with sequestration’s effects

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"Do Republicans care about how the sequester is affecting their constituents? Apparently not," reads text at the beginning of the ad.

It then includes news clips of Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.), Justin Amash (R-Mich.) and Robert Pittinger (R-N.C.) downplaying the potential effects of sequestration, juxtaposed with clips of reports on how the cuts could affect their states.

"Not only am I comfortable, i think that my constituents are relieved," Blackburn says in one of the clips.

The video is part of an effort launched by Democrats to saddle Republicans with the blame for the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration, which Congress failed to prevent from going into effect last week.

Democrats believe they could be a political winner if Americans both feel the cuts and blame Republicans, who have been opposed to replacing them with revenue and, in some cases, promoted them as a good step toward reducing the deficit.

The video continues this line of attack, charging that Republicans have no concern for their constituents when it comes to sequestration.

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