GOP group blasts Republicans who promote ‘lies, violence and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories’

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A new ad from an anti-Trump Republican group attacks the former president’s allies in Congress, urging voters to reject some members of a party that peddles “lies, violence and anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.” 

The roughly 60-second spot, by the Republican Accountability Project, features a clip of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) declaring that former President Trump “won this election” and one of Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) urging people to “go to the streets and be violent.” 

The spot will appear during Fox News’s prime-time lineup starting next week, HuffPost reported.

It also takes aim at Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) for promoting unfounded conspiracy theories about “Jewish space lasers” causing California wildfires. 

The ad then praises Republicans like House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (Wyo.) and Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) for standing up to Trump and rebuking his allies within their caucus.

Cheney and Kinzinger were among 10 House Republicans to vote in favor of impeaching Trump for a second time, charging him with inciting an insurrection on Jan. 6 after he told supporters to march to the Capitol to contest the official counting of the Electoral College votes that affirmed President Biden’s victory in the 2020 election.

The vote nearly cost Cheney her leadership position in Congress as conference chair. Kinzinger said he believed his vote likely meant the end of his political career.

While McCarthy at first placed blame on Trump for the Capitol riot, he remained steadfast in opposing impeachment and later met with Trump at the former president’s Mar-a-Largo club. McCarthy also later placed blame on the insurrection on “everybody across this country.”

“To save the soul of the Republican Party, we must stand up for those who act with integrity and against the ones that lie,” the ad says. 

The Republican Accountability Project is an offshoot of Defending Democracy Together, another anti-Trump conservative group.

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