The Republication Accountability Project, a political action committee formed by the conservative group Defending Democracy Together, has launched a $1 million ad campaign directed at six House Republicans, including U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, for their objection to the results of the 2021 presidential election.
“Since the night of Jan. 6, most Republicans in Congress have been trying to make us forget what happened or rewrite the story,” said Sarah Longwell, executive director of RAP. “We won’t allow them to get away with helping incite an insurrection. They can’t be trusted with power, and we won’t forget it.”
Targeting Congressmen Kevin McCarthy, Louie Gohmert, Matt Gaetz, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Madison Cawthorn and Brooks, the PAC highlights their support of the “Big Lie” that the 2020 election was not free and fair, in the lead up to the ratification of the Electoral College votes and the sacking of the Capitol on Jan. 6.
The same group also launched billboards calling on congressmen, including Brooks, to resign for their role in the Capitol attack.
The ad also highlights Brook’s “today, American patriots start kicking ass” comment at the Capitol rally, said directly before a mob stormed into the Capitol through the doors of the Capitol. The video will also appear in digital ads and will also be broadcasted nationally on MSNBC, CNN and Fox.
“If Mo Brooks won’t support democracy, we won’t support him,” the ad states.
A national ad, directed toward Republican voters, will air multiple times next week on CNN’s New Day. The ad closes with a call for voters, businesses, religious and civic organizations to pledge not to support Republican members of congress who objected to the ratification of the electoral college results on Jan. 6.
In addition, RAP released a legislative search engine to be used by voters to search if their legislators voted against the ratification.