A new presidential campaign ad touting Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti MORE criticizes a longtime Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonIntel Dem decries White House 'gag order' after Bannon testimony 'Total free-for-all' as Bannon clashes with Intel members Mellman: On Political Authenticity (Part 2) MORE aide's heritage.

“Her current aide, Huma Abedin, is of Pakistani origin and will become chief of staff if she wins,” the narrator says in the clip released by the Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC) Tuesday.

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Abedin, who is of Indian and Pakistani descent, currently serves as vice chairwoman for Clinton’s campaign.

The RHC’s commercial also chides Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, over her policies regarding India.

“Hillary — sympathetic towards Pakistan,” the narrator says. "Gave billions in aid and military equipment used against India. She takes contributions from countries and individuals know to support radical Islam.

“Her husband, [former President] Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonTrump’s first year in office was the year of the woman Can a president be impeached for non-criminal conduct? Dems search for winning playbook MORE, wants to give Kashmir to Pakistan. Vote Republican — great for you, great for U.S.-India relations and great for America.”

The RHC’s commercial does not name Trump, but the group has collaborated with the Republican presidential nominee in the past.

An ad released last week, for example, features Trump briefly appealing to Indian-Americans in Hindi. The commercial features footage of Trump speaking at a RHC event in Edison, N.J., last month.

Shalabh Kumar, the RHC’s founder, called Trump a “great leader for our country and the world” during the Oct. 15 event.

Abedin’s background and Muslim faith have long been subjects of scrutiny from some conservative Republicans.

Then-Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.) and four other GOP House lawmakers accused her of aiding the Muslim Brotherhood in 2012.

The incident prompted a rebuke from Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMcCain rips Trump for attacks on press NSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Meghan McCain says her father regrets opposition to MLK Day MORE (R-Ariz.), who defended Abedin that July on the Senate floor.

“When anyone, not least a member of Congress, launches specious and degrading attacks against fellow Americans on the basis of nothing more than fear of who they are and what they stand for, it defames the spirit of our nation, and we all grow poorer for it,” he said. 

“These attacks on Huma have no logic, no basis and no merit,” the 2008 GOP presidential nominee added. "And they need to stop now."