A new attack ad from a GOP-aligned group compares Republican Rep. Liz Cheney to Hillary Clinton in emphasizing the Wyoming Republican’s willingness to take an appointment by House Democratic leadership on a panel empowered to investigate the Jan. 3 Capitol protest.
The 30-second ad was produced by Club for Growth Action, which is the political wing of the Club for Growth, a group that advocates for smaller government.
The ad is slated to play statewide in Wyoming since the state has only one U.S. House member.
The ad begins with pictures of the former first lady who was also the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, a former New York Senator, and 2008 Democratic presidential candidate.
It then makes a reference to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., who appointed Cheney to take one of eight Democratic slots on the Jan. 6 panel. Earlier this week after Pelosi rejected two of five GOP nominees to the panel named by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., he pulled all choices.
That leaves Cheney, daughter of former vice president and defense secretary Dick Cheney, as the sole Republican on the committee, the Washington Examiner reported.
“Remember? She benefited from a famous political last name,” the ad narrator said.
“She sided with Nancy Pelosi and attacked President Trump when he was in office. She supported impeachment, and she continues to attack President Trump today,” the ad continues.
“Hillary Clinton? No, Liz Cheney,” the voiceover notes.
At that point, the photo of Clinton morphs into one of Cheney.
The ad then concludes, “Liz Cheney is wrong about Trump, and she’s wrong for Wyoming in Congress.”
Asked to respond, a spokesman for Cheney ripped the ad in a statement: “Anyone who questions Liz Cheney’s conservative credentials is ignorant or lying.”
That said, the Club for Growth Foundation Scorecard, which bases its congressional rankings on voting records as they pertain to “economic liberty,” gave Cheney a 64% lifetime rating.
That “leaves her tied for 120th in the House,” the group notes.
The ad was first released on Wednesday after Cheney accepted one of eight Democratic slots on the committee last week.
The panel will be led by Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss.; he said earlier this week that issued Trump a subpoena to appear is not “off the table.”
Regarding issuing a subpoena to Trump, Thompson told PBS on July 6 that “we have the subpoena authority.”
“If the facts themselves lead us to any individual, we will not hesitate to bring them before the committee,” he said.
Earlier this week, Trump announced he was going to meet with candidates who are lining up to challenge Cheney during next year’s GOP primary in Wyoming.
“Paying close attention to the Wyoming House Primary against loser RINO Liz Cheney. Some highly respected pollsters tell me she’s toast in Wyoming after siding with Crazy Nancy Pelosi and supporting the Democrat Impeachment Hoax,” Trump said in a statement issued through his political action committee Save America on Tuesday.
“And that’s just the beginning! This is a ‘hot’ race with some very interesting candidates running against her,” he added.
“Remember though, in the end we just want ONE CANDIDATE running against Cheney,” Trump continued.
“I’ll be meeting with some of her opponents in Bedminster next week and will be making my decision on who to endorse in the next few months. JUST ONE CANDIDATE. Thank you!” the former president said.
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