Lincoln Project drops mid-impeachment ad targeting Republicans over Capitol riot

The Lincoln Project released a new ad Wednesday on the second day of the former President TrumpDonald TrumpSchoen Says Trump’s Team Will Be ‘Very Well Prepared’ Following Criticism Iowa Republicans Seek To Cut Funding For Schools With Project 1619 In Curriculum A Capitol Riot Seen Smoking In Rotunda Arrested MOREat impeachment, condemning Trump and his allies for their role in provoking the Capitol uprising.

In the ad, which lasts just over a minute, the Republican anti-Trump group calls for justice for Officer Brian Sicknick, who died as a result of the Capitol riots.

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

“He died like a hero,” the ad continues. “And now Brian Sicknick deserves justice.”

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

The ad blames Trump and his allies for inciting the riots that caused Sicknick’s death and other injuries.

“The mob that murdered him and injured other Capitol police officers was no fool. She was sent there,” says the voiceover as the news recording of Trump speaking plays.

“I don’t know if I will fight myself or if other people will fight,” says the former president in the video.

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

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“They did not give the hundreds of blows that killed Brian Sicknick and injured his teammates, but they told the lie that led his followers to act. The blood is on their hands,” the ad concludes.

The new ad is one of many The Lincoln Project has launched against Trump in recent months and comes as he continues his impeachment in the Senate.


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