George Conway group targets GOP senators in new ad for supporting Trump
The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump group led by George Conway, a Washington, D.C., lawyer who is married to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, released a video targeting four Republican senators over their “spineless servility” to the president.
The group criticizes the Republicans for their “allegiance to [President] Trump over the voters who elected them in their states.”
“This fall, the Lincoln Project will help several Republican senators on their way to forced retirement,” the narrator of the ad states.
“Join us in making sure these winners can start looking for their K Street offices,” the narrator adds.
The video targets GOP Sens. Susan Collins (Maine,) Cory Gardner (Colo.), Martha McSally (Ariz.) and Thom Tillis (N.C.), four of the most vulnerable Republican senators up for reelection.
Each of the four races are rated a “toss up” by The Cook Political Report.
“Senators Collins, Gardner, McSally and Tillis have spent too much of their time in office enabling Donald Trump and not enough time fighting for the needs of their constituents,” Jennifer Horn, co-founder of The Lincoln Project, said in a statement.
“Their defense of Trump’s unpresidential behavior and unfitness for office has disqualified them from the privilege of serving in the United States Senate,” she added.
A spokesperson for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) slammed the Lincoln Project in response to the video.
“It’s sad to see the media treating this pathetic Democrat scam PAC seriously,” NRSC spokesman Nathan Brand said in an email. “Just because a group of bitter, failed political consultants are lining their own pockets by ripping off donors, doesn’t mean they deserve any attention for their lies.”
Spokespeople for the senators’ reelection campaigns were not immediately available for comment.
—Updated at 2:39 p.m.