Lincoln Project unveils mid-impeachment trial ad targeting Republicans over Capitol riot

The Lincoln Project released a new ad Wednesday on Day Two of former President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger, Gaetz get in back-and-forth on Twitter over Cheney vote READ: Liz Cheney's speech on the House floor Cheney in defiant floor speech: Trump on 'crusade to undermine our democracy' MORE's impeachment trial, condemning Trump and his allies for their role in causing the Capitol insurrection.

In the ad, which runs just over a minute in duration, the anti-Trump GOP group calls for justice for officer Brian Sicknick, who died as a result of the Capitol riot.

"In the Capitol Rotunda, the remains of a brave man rest in a place of honor," the video begins.


"He died a hero," the ad continues. "And now Brian Sicknick deserves justice."

Sicknick died the day after the Capitol attack from injuries he suffered while trying to protect the building and its occupants from the violent mob. Following his death, he was granted the rare distinction of lying in honor in the Capitol Rotunda.

The ad blames Trump and his allies for inciting the riot that caused Sicknick's death and various other injuries.

"The mob that murdered him and injured other Capitol Police officers wasn't mindless. It was sent there," the voiceover says as news footage of Trump speaking plays.


"I don't know if I'll do the fighting myself or if other people will," the former president says in the clip.

The mob was "fed a diet of lies" that resulted in the Jan. 6 insurrection, and now those who should be held accountable are "trying to escape responsibility," the ad alleges.

The narrator rattles off a list of lawmakers and organizations that are responsible for what happened, specifically naming Trump, Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiThe FBI should turn off the FARA faucet Michael Cohen on Giuliani's legal fees: He won't get 'two cents' from Trump Lawyer for accused Capitol rioter says client had 'Foxitis,' 'Foxmania' MORE, Sen. Josh HawleyJoshua (Josh) David HawleyRepublicans' 'marriage bonus' is social engineering at its worst Cruz outspending other senators on Facebook ads: report Press: Let us now praise Liz Cheney MORE (R-Mo.), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyHouse fails to pass drug bill amid Jan. 6 tensions READ: Liz Cheney's speech on the House floor Cheney in defiant floor speech:┬áTrump on 'crusade to undermine our democracy' MORE (R-Calif.), Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate panel deadlocks in vote on sweeping elections bill Senate descends into hours-long fight over elections bill Ocasio-Cortez hits Yang over scrapped Eid event: 'Utterly shameful' MORE (R-Texas), Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonRand Paul clashes with Fauci over coronavirus origins Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus dominates as White House continues to push vaccination effort Overnight Health Care: WHO-backed Covax gets a boost from Moderna MORE (R-Wis.), Fox News, Newsmax and One America News Network.

"They didn't strike the hundreds of blows that killed Brian Sicknick and hurt his colleagues, but they told the lie that led their followers to act. The blood is on their hands," the ad concludes.

The new ad is one of many The Lincoln Project has released targeting Trump in recent months and comes as his impeachment trial continues on in the Senate.

--Updated on Feb. 11 at 6:53 a.m.