The Lincoln Project, a post-partisan political action committee that was founded to help defeat President Donald Trump in November, released a scathing new ad in which the group accuses Senate Republicans spearheading a seditious crusade to overturn the results of the election of intentionally disenfranchising Black voters.
The spot aired Saturday morning on Twitter.
“Meet the senators from the new Jim Crow caucus. These Republicans are trying to disqualify the votes of millions of African-Americans in Georgia; in Pennsylvania; in Wisconsin; in Michigan. They’re trying to send African-American voters a clear message: You don’t count,” a female voiceover stated.
“Remember their names – Josh Hawley (MO), Ted Cruz (TX), Tom Cotton (AR), Rand Paul (KY),” the video says.
It also called out several corporations that bankroll the lawmakers leading a coup against the United States.
“Major American companies like AT&T, Citibank, UPS, and Charles Schwab donate to help elect these Senators who are trying to take away votes from African-Americans,” it continues. “Is this what you support, corporate America? Are these your values? America is better than Jim Crow voter suppression. Tell these Senators and their supporters you’ve had enough. Every vote counts. This is America.”
The video also contained footage of protesters chanting, “this is what democracy looks like.”
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) January 2, 2021
Hawley, Cruz, Cotton, and Paul are part of a coterie of fourteen Senate Republicans who seek to block the congressional certification of President-Elect Joe Biden’s victory, which takes place on Wednesday, the 6th of January.
The others are Bill Hagerty (TN), Cynthia Lummis (WY), Roger Marshall (KS) and Tommy Tuberville (AL), all of whom were elected in November – along with incumbents Marsha Blackburn (TN), Mike Braun (IN), Steve Daines (MT), Ron Johnson (WI), John Kennedy (LA), and James Lankford (OK).
In a Saturday afternoon statement, the cadre of traitors said that they will object to the electors from states that they insist – without evidence – have “unprecedented allegations of voter fraud, violations, and lax enforcement of election law.”
The gang continued to peddle Trump’s demonstrably false claims about non-existent election fraud.
“Voter fraud has posed a persistent challenge in our elections, although its breadth and scope are disputed,” they said. “By any measure, the allegations of fraud and irregularities in the 2020 election exceed any in our lifetimes.”
That too is completely untrue.
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