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Club for Growth accuses Romney of siding with Democrats in new ad

Club for Growth accuses Romney of siding with Democrats in new ad
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The conservative Club for Growth is going after Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyPoll: Trump, Biden tied in Georgia McConnell says he would give Trump-backed coronavirus deal a vote in Senate Trump tells Fox he wants bigger relief deal as Pelosi's deadline nears MORE (R-Utah) in a new television ad, accusing the first-term senator and former GOP presidential nominee of siding with Democrats in President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden holds massive cash advantage over Trump ahead of Election Day Tax records show Trump maintains a Chinese bank account: NYT Trump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally MORE’s impeachment proceedings.

“There’s Mitt Romney threatening to vote with Democrats again to trot out spotlight-seeking blowhards who will trash President Trump on the witness stand,” a narrator says in the 30-second spot, which is set to begin airing on Fox News on Thursday in Salt Lake City and Washington, D.C.

The ad also accuses Romney of ignoring alleged wrongdoing by former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden holds massive cash advantage over Trump ahead of Election Day Tax records show Trump maintains a Chinese bank account: NYT Trump plays video of Biden, Harris talking about fracking at Pennsylvania rally MORE and his son Hunter. Trump and his allies have frequently brought up unsubstantiated allegations that Joe Biden pushed Ukraine to fire a prosecutor who had once investigated a firm that employed Hunter Biden as a board member. 

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The ad from Club for Growth, a conservative outside group that has long advocated for lower taxes, comes amid a battle in the Senate over whether to allow witness testimony in Trump’s ongoing impeachment trial. 

Republican leaders in the chamber have sought to block such testimony, while Romney and another GOP member, Sen. Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsSenate to vote Monday to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court Cunningham, Tillis locked in tight race in North Carolina: poll 51 percent want Barrett seated on Supreme Court: poll MORE (Maine), have said they will consider voting to allow witnesses. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOn The Money: McConnell says he would give Trump-backed coronavirus deal a Senate vote | Pelosi, Mnuchin see progress, but no breakthrough | Trump, House lawyers return to court in fight over financial records Progress, but no breakthrough, on coronavirus relief LGBTQ voters must show up at the polls, or risk losing progress MORE (R-Ky.) indicated on Tuesday that he did not yet have the votes to block witnesses.

The witness debate heated up this week after The New York Times reported that former White House national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonJohn Kelly called Trump 'the most flawed person' he's ever met: report Bolton: North Korea 'more dangerous now' Demand for Trump-related titles sparks expected record year for political books MORE wrote in a forthcoming book that Trump had insisted the U.S. continue to withhold security aide from Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats and the Bidens.

The account undermines a central claim of Trump’s impeachment defense. His lawyers have argued that the aid freeze was not related to the president's request for Ukraine to investigate the Bidens.

“Unfortunately, Mitt Romney continues to side with Democrats in their sham impeachment of President Trump, and voters deserve to know about his support of radical-liberals and their attempts to undo the results of the 2016 election and reverse the enormous economic gains achieved under Trump,” David McIntosh, the president of Club for Growth, said in a statement.

The Hill has reached out to Romney’s office for comment on the ad. 

It’s not the first time Club for Growth has gone after Romney. An ad spot from the group last October accused Romney of plotting with Democrats to “take down” Trump with the impeachment process.