GOP group’s ad calls on Graham to push for election security: ‘Are you still trying?’

Greg Nash

A GOP group came out with a new ad this week calling on Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) to push for election security legislation by highlighting the lawmaker’s previous comments on the topic.

The ad, released Wednesday by the group Republicans for the Rule of Law, shows Graham on the Senate floor in July 2018 as he speaks in favor of fighting for election security in light of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.{mosads}

“I’m 1,000 percent convinced that the Russians meddled in our election,” he said. “I’m hoping that the president will call the Congress together to secure our election the best we can.”

“I don’t know how any of us can go to our constituents if we do nothing,” he continued. “The one thing I cannot live with is not trying.”

After the clip ends, the ad displays a message. “Senator Graham,” it says. “Are you still trying?” It then calls on constituents to call Graham’s office and “tell him to secure our elections.”

Fox News will air the clip in South Carolina over the weekend, HuffPost reported.

The GOP group has made similar ads directed at other Republican lawmakers such as Sens. Marco Rubio (Fla.), James Lankford (Okla.) and Roy Blunt (Mo.).

It is unclear how much was spent on the campaign. Republicans for the Rule of Law did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.

The ads come after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blocked two election security measures in July, arguing Democrats are trying to give themselves a “political benefit.”

Former special counsel Robert Mueller had previously warned that Russia was likely to meddle in the 2020 election.

Tags 2020 election Election Security James Lankford Lindsey Graham Marco Rubio Mitch McConnell Republicans for the Rule of Law Robert Mueller Roy Blunt Russia Russian meddling South Carolina

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