George Conway group drops ad seeking to remind GOP senators of their 'sworn oaths' ahead of impeachment trial

A political action committee founded by George ConwayGeorge Thomas ConwayGeorge and Kellyanne Conway honor Ginsburg Lincoln Project releases new ad blasting Trump as 'a horrible role model' George Conway hits Trump on 9/11 anniversary: 'The greatest threat to the safety and security of Americans' MORE and other conservatives dedicated to helping make President TrumpDonald John TrumpSteele Dossier sub-source was subject of FBI counterintelligence probe Pelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' Trump 'no longer angry' at Romney because of Supreme Court stance MORE a one-term president has released an ad seeking to remind Republican senators of their “sworn oaths” to uphold the Constitution ahead of the president’s impeachment trial in the upper chamber.

In the ad, which the Lincoln Project dropped Friday, the group accuses Trump of thinking he’s “above the law” and believing “he’s untouchable” before it takes aim at some of the president’s Republican allies in the Senate.

“Senate Republicans want to prove him right,” the group says in the ad, which runs for roughly two minutes, while audio plays of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellTrump 'no longer angry' at Romney because of Supreme Court stance On The Money: Anxious Democrats push for vote on COVID-19 aid | Pelosi, Mnuchin ready to restart talks | Weekly jobless claims increase | Senate treads close to shutdown deadline The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump faces backlash after not committing to peaceful transition of power MORE (R-Ky.) saying last month that he would not be approaching Trump’s trial in the upper chamber as an “impartial juror.” 


The ad also accuses Republican senators of having “forgotten their oaths” while playing comments from an interview Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSteele Dossier sub-source was subject of FBI counterintelligence probe Hillicon Valley: Subpoenas for Facebook, Google and Twitter on the cards | Wray rebuffs mail-in voting conspiracies | Reps. raise mass surveillance concerns Key Democrat opposes GOP Section 230 subpoena for Facebook, Twitter, Google MORE (R-S.C.) gave last month in which he said he had already “made up” his mind about Trump’s impeachment ahead of the trial in the Senate.

"I am trying to give a pretty clear signal I have made up my mind. I'm not trying to pretend to be a fair juror here," Graham said then while pledging to help the impeachment case against Trump “die quickly” after the House-passed impeachment articles reach the Senate. 

The ad then urges viewers to sign on to a petition demanding that the GOP-led Senate conduct a fair impeachment trial while a 2008 clip of comments Vice President Pence made while serving in Congress plays in the background.

“This business of high crimes and misdemeanors goes to the question of whether or not the person serving as president of the United States put their own interests, their personal interests, ahead of public service,” he said in the clip. A number of Trump critics have pointed to the past remarks in recent months to make the case for why they believe Trump should be impeached over his dealings in the Ukraine. 

A webpage for the petition calls on the Senate to conduct a fair impeachment trial and uphold “their sworn oaths to ‘support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.’”


“We demand Republican Senators consider the impeachment charges against Trump on their merits,” it adds.

The new ad is the latest in a series the group has launched targeting Trump and some of his Republican allies in recent weeks. 

The first ad released by the conservative group earlier this month took aim at the president’s evangelical supporters, while another ad dropped by the group days later targeted just one senator, Cory GardnerCory Scott GardnerBillionaire who donated to Trump in 2016 donates to Biden The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump previews SCOTUS nominee as 'totally brilliant' Cook Political Report shifts Colorado Senate race toward Democrat MORE (R-Colo.).

The ad targeting Gardner called the Republican senator a Trump puppet and described him as “just another Trump servant: weak, frightened, impotent.”

The ads are all part of the group’s main mission, which is to help defeat Trump at the ballot box this year.