A prominent liberal super PAC will launch an ad campaign on Friday targeting several Republican senators urging them to vote to convict the former President TrumpDonald Trump NRCC Finance Chair: Republicans Who Voted Trump Impeachment Will Not Be Penalized in his impeachment.
American Bridge 21st Century, through its affiliated nonprofit group Bridge Project, will send out digital ads and texts urging voters of Republican senators to call their offices and urge them to vote to convict Trump of his alleged incitement role. to the deadly riot of January 6 on Capitol Hill.
The plans, shared exclusively with The Hill, will target nine Republican senators: Lisa murkowskiLisa Ann Murkowski The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Republicans privately discuss trial votes Republican senators will likely vote to convict Trump The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by TikTok – New video of riots puzzles many senators MORE (Alaska), Susan collinsSusan Margaret Collins Republican senators praise impeachment managers, but say Trump will be acquitted 12:30 pm The Hill Report: Republicans privately discuss test votes President Biden must compromise or lose (Maine), Richard BurrRichard Mauze Burr Senate panel moves forward Biden’s Education and Labor Secretary chooses Republican senators criticized for seemingly paying little attention to trial LIVE COVERAGE: Democrats focus on Trump’s comments ahead of Capitol attack MORE (NORTH CAROLINA), Rob portmanRobert (Rob) Jones Portman Portman, Whitehouse say COVID-19 is complicating the fight against opioid addiction Ohio businessman Mike Gibbons resigns from super PAC as he weighs Senate offer The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by TikTok – New video of riots puzzles many senators MORE (Ohio), Pat toomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph Toomey Government used the Patriot Act to collect website visitor logs in 2019 Appeals court finds NSA’s collection of mass phone data illegal Dunford withdraws from consideration to chair panel of coronavirus monitoring MORE (Pennsylvania.), Bill cassidyBill Cassidy Republican senators praise impeachment managers but say Trump will be acquitted 12:30 pm The Hill Report: Republicans privately discuss trial votes Republican senators will likely vote Trump conviction MORE (The.), Mitt romneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt Romney Memo: Punish Trump or Risk Repetition, Warns Democrats FBI Calls For Help Identifying Troubler Amid Impeachment The Hill 12:30 Report: Republicans Argue in private the votes of the judgment MORE (Utah), Richard ShelbyRichard Craig Shelby Trial Day 3: Democrats to Highlight Trump’s ‘Lack of Remorse’ Over Capitol Riots The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by TikTok – Senate trial will have drama, but no surprise the end of the Shelby’s retirement sparks the Republican fight for the Alabama Senate seat MORE (Wing.) And Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold Johnson Republican Senators Praise Impeachment Managers But Say Trump Will Be acquitted Managers seek to make the Republican Party think twice about acquitting Trump Lincoln Project reveals mid-impeachment announcement Targeting Republicans Over Capitol Riots MORE (Wis.).
In an announcement specifically directed at Murkowski, who has become one of Trump’s most outspoken Republican critics, the super PAC begins by saying that “the Trump-led assault on law enforcement and our Capitol cannot be forgotten,” as which shows images of protesters breaking into the building.
The 16-second video continues: “Our senators must do their job in holding Trump accountable for this violent insurrection on January 6.”
The ad then gives viewers the phone number for Murkowski’s office in Washington, DC, and urges his constituents to “tell him he must convict Trump.
In a statement shared with The Hill, American Bridge President Bradley Beychok said: “To protect our democracy and our rule of law, Donald Trump must be held accountable.”
Beychok added: “We urge Republican senators to, for once, put their country ahead of their party and hold Trump accountable so that the insurrection we saw on January 6 never happens again.”
Murkowski this week told reporters amid arguments by House impeachment managers before the Senate that Democrats “are making a very strong case for a timeline that states very clearly the words that were used, when he [Trump] He used them, how he used to really build the anger, the violence that we saw here on this Capitol. “
On Wednesday, Murkowski said after the second day of impeachment: “After the American public sees the full story here … I don’t see how Donald Trump could be re-elected to the presidency.”
Romney, meanwhile, is viewed as a likely vote in favor of the conviction, as he was the only Republican senator to vote to remove Trump from office after his first impeachment trial last year.
Other moderate Republicans have criticized Trump for repeatedly making unsubstantiated claims of a “rigged” election, though it is unclear whether each of them will move to cross party lines and join Democrats in voting to condemn Trump.
After Democrats concluded their arguments Thursday, Trump’s team took center stage Friday, largely focusing his defense on the claim that Trump’s comments prior to the mob attack were protected by the First Amendment.
Democrats would need 17 Republican senators to vote with them to convict Trump, an outcome that is considered unlikely.