GOP group hits Pence over Trump alleged business conflicts

GOP group hits Pence over Trump alleged business conflicts
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An anti-Trump Republican group is targeting Vice President Pence with a new ad, calling him out for hypocrisy and complacency with President Trump’s alleged business conflicts.

The new ad from Republicans for the Rule of Law cuts together remarks Pence made criticizing 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Third vaccine candidate with 90% efficacy Biden won — so why did Trump's popularity hit its highest point ever? The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Calls mount to start transition as Biden readies Cabinet picks MORE's alleged business conflicts to argue he is being hypocritical over Trump. 

“When it comes to Hillary Clinton, Vice President Pence believes ‘it would be a conflict of interest to accept foreign and corporate donations to your foundation if you were president,’” the add says, using Pence’s own words. 

“When it comes to President Trump’s conflicts of interests, all Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceLoeffler to return to campaign trail following second negative COVID-19 test Loeffler to continue to self-isolate after conflicting COVID-19 test results Loeffler isolating after possible COVID-19 infection MORE has to say is, ‘Who cares?’” it continues. 

The ad takes note of foreign leaders staying at hotels owned by Trump, among other issues, to suggest Trump could be profiting off the presidency.

The ad is set to air Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” which is hosted by pundits and journalists the president has often feuded with, according to USA Today

Bill Kristol, a prominent member of the group who frequently criticizes Trump, said the ad is part of a “larger campaign to focus on corruption in the Trump administration.”

“There’s always been corruption in our politics, but usually as a bug, not a feature. Corruption is a Trump administration feature,” he tweeted, sharing the ad. 

Earlier this month, Republicans for the Rule of Law targeted Trump ally Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamFeinstein to step down as top Democrat on Judiciary Committee Democrats face increasing pressure to back smaller COVID-19 stimulus Media and Hollywood should stop their marching-to-Georgia talk MORE (R-S.C) and his shifting rhetoric on holding Russia accountable for interfering in the 2016 election, as laid out in former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout MORE’s report.