Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who ‘protect’ Trump in new ad

The Lincoln Project, a Republican super PAC, in a new ad slammed some of President Trump’s top GOP allies in the Senate, accusing a slate of Republican lawmakers of “cowardice” and “betrayal.” 

The ad, released Wednesday, states, “Someday soon, the time of Trump will pass. This circus of incompetence, corruption and cruelty will end. When it does, the men and women in Trump’s Republican Party will come to you, telling you they can repair the damage he’s done. They’ll beg you to forgive their votes to exonerate Trump from his crimes, ask you to forgive their silence, their cowardice and their betrayals as Trump wrecked this nation.”

The ad, titled “Names,” features the images and names of GOP Sens. Mitch McConnell (Ky.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Thom Tillis (N.C.), Cory Gardner (Colo.), Martha McSally (Ariz.), Ted Cruz (Texas), Joni Ernst (Iowa), Marco Rubio (Fla.), Susan Collins (Maine), John Cornyn (Texas), James Inhofe (Okla.), Mike Rounds (S.D.), Steve Daines (Mont.) and Tom Cotton (Ark.)

“Every time they had a choice between America and Trump, they chose Trump. Every time they were called to the service of this nation and their sacred oath, they chose Trump,” the ad states.

“Learn their names. Remember their actions. And never, ever trust them again,” the ad continues.

McConnell, Graham, Tillis, Collins, Cornyn, Cotton, Daines, Ernst, Gardner, Inhofe, McSally and Rounds are all up for reelection in November.

Reed Galen, co-founder of The Lincoln Project, said in a Wednesday statement alongside the ad, “These are senators who have abandoned their consciences, left the American people behind, and fail to stand up for the Constitution and common decency.” 

The super PAC also hit Trump last week with a Russian-language ad offering a mock “endorsement” for the president from Russian President Vladimir Putin. The ad says in Russian with English subtitles that “Comrade Trump” has received Putin’s blessing ahead of the general election in November. 

The Hill has reached out to the offices of the lawmakers named in the ad for comment.

Tags 2020 election attacks ads Cory Gardner Donald Trump James Inhofe John Cornyn Joni Ernst Lincoln Project Lindsey Graham Marco Rubio Martha McSally Mike Rounds Mitch McConnell Steve Daines Susan Collins Ted Cruz Thom Tillis Tom Cotton Trump Vladimir Putin
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