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 TrumpMark Walker to stay in North Carolina Senate race Judge lays out schedule for Eastman to speed up records processing for Jan. 6 panel Michael Avenatti cross-examines Stormy Daniels in his own fraud trial 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 Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Breaking: Justice Breyer to retire Best path to Jan. 6 accountability: A civil suit against Trump The Hill's Morning Report - Biden: Russia attack 'would change the world' MORE, Sen. Josh HawleyJoshua (Josh) David HawleyBriefing in brief: WH counters GOP attacks on planned SCOTUS pick Manchin and Sinema must help Biden make the Supreme Court look more like America Senate Republicans press federal authorities for information on Texas synagogue hostage-taker MORE (R-Mo.), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyRhode Island state treasurer running for Langevin's seat in US House McConnell aims to sidestep GOP drama over Trump House Republicans bash Democrats' China competition bill MORE (R-Calif.), Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzProgressive millionaire group backs Cisneros, McBath in first public endorsements Manchin and Sinema must help Biden make the Supreme Court look more like America Flake meets with Erdo─čan in first official duties as US ambassador MORE (R-Texas), Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonJewish groups sound the alarm as anti-vaccine mandate movement invokes Holocaust┬á Former Senate candidate launches bid for governor in Wisconsin Wisconsin Democratic Senate candidate Sarah Godlewski rolls out rural policy plan 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.