Billboards calling on House Republicans to 'do their job' follow members home for Thanksgiving

Activist groups are sending mobile billboard trucks to follow a handful of House Republicans home for Thanksgiving with a message: “Defend democracy.” 

Progressive groups MoveOn and Need to Impeach commissioned the billboard trucks to visit eight districts across seven states from Monday through Wednesday. The eight targeted Republicans include either retiring members, members who have split from President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access Albany Times Union editorial board calls for Cuomo's resignation Advocates warn restrictive voting bills could end Georgia's record turnout MORE in the past, or vulnerable members in more moderate districts. 

“The billboards, which comes as Congress concludes its second week of public hearings on impeachment, demand that these members of Congress stop covering for Donald Trump’s abuses of power, in which he pressured a foreign government to interfere in a U.S. election to advance his own political interests, undermined state and local elections, interfered with national security, and got caught trying to cover it all up,” the groups said in a joint announcement. 


A truck targeting Rep. Elise StefanikElise Marie StefanikParliamentarian strikes down Pelosi priority in aid package Cuomo asks New York AG to appoint independent attorney to investigate sexual harassment claims Psaki: Cuomo should face 'independent review' over sexual harassment allegations MORE (R-N.Y.), who emerged as a staunch Trump defender during the public impeachment hearings, kicked off its tour of the upstate New York district Monday in Glenn Falls.

An image shared with The Hill by the groups shows a truck with Stefanik and Trump’s faces, side by side. It reads “Donald Trump Committed bribery. ... Tell Rep. Stefanik: Defend democracy. Impeach Trump.” The group also launched an ad calling on Stefanik to “honor her oath and defend our Constitution.” 

The other trucks are the same, swapping out the member's name and image next to Trump’s with the shared message. 

Other targeted Republicans are Reps. Brian FitzpatrickBrian K. FitzpatrickDemocrats under pressure to deliver on labor's 'litmus test' bill Biden to meet with bipartisan lawmakers on infrastructure Lawmakers offer gun control bill to end 'boyfriend loophole' MORE (Pa.), Scott PerryScott Gordon PerryNew Democratic super PAC to target swing-district Republicans over vote to overturn election The Hill's Morning Report - Biden: Focus on vaccine, virus, travel NYT: Rep. Perry played role in alleged Trump plan to oust acting AG MORE (Pa.), Mark AmodeiMark Eugene AmodeiMarjorie Taylor Greene's delay tactics frustrate GOP Capitol Police head cites Biden speech threat for keeping security high Acting chief acknowledges police were unprepared for mob MORE (Nev.), Francis RooneyLaurence (Francis) Francis RooneyRepublican rips GOP lawmakers for voting by proxy from CPAC A party of ideas, not a cult of personality Growing number of House Republicans warm to proxy voting MORE (Fla.), Will HurdWilliam Ballard HurdHere are the three GOP lawmakers who voted for the Equality Act Sunday shows - COVID-19 dominates as grim milestone approaches Former Texas GOP rep: Trump should hold very little or no role in Republican Party MORE (Texas) and Chip RoyCharles (Chip) Eugene RoySome Republicans say proxy voting gives advantage to Democrats House passes sweeping protections for LGBTQ people GOP's Chip Roy vows to fight Equality Act in court MORE (Texas). 


Stefanik, first elected in 2014, represents a district Trump carried by 13.7 points. She was praised by Trump and Republican leaders for her performance during the impeachment hearings, but since then her Democratic opponent Tedra Cobb boasted bringing in more than $1 million in campaign donations. 

Hurd has announced he will not be seeking reelection. His vacated seat in Texas and Perry’s seat in Pennsylvania represent two districts that The Cook Political Report ranks as a “toss up” in 2020. Fitzpatrick and Roy’s races are ranked “lean Republican.” 

Rooney has also announced he is not seeking reelection. 

Amodei was reported to be the first Republican to back impeachment in September, but he later clarified and said he supports the oversight process but that did not mean he backed impeachment.