A digital billboard campaign aimed to target House Republicans has been launched by a conservative group that is extremely critical of President Trump.
The new ads, which have been released by the group Republicans for the Rule of Law slams the president for stopping crucial witnesses in the Ukraine scandal from giving their testimonies as part of the House impeachment inquiry.
The ads feature Trump with a finger over his mouth in a gesture usually accompanying a shushing sound. Also appearing in the ad is Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former National Security Adviser John Bolton alongside the current White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani- and all of them have tape over their mouths, as if to keep them silenced.
The ads as the question “What Is Trump Hiding?” and the plan is for them to appear in the congressional districts of House Republican Reps. Greg Walden (Ore.), Mac Thornberry (Texas), Fred Upton (Mich.) Brian Fitzpatrick (Penn.), Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) John Katko (N.Y.) and Martha Roby (Ala.).
Earlier this week House Democrats revealed two articles of impeachment against President Trump on accusations of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
Republicans for the Rule of Law spokesperson Chris Truax offered the following statement:
“The president doesn’t own the government and he’s not above the law… He’s merely a caretaker acting on our behalf and when Congress demands an accounting, it’s the President’s duty to comply.”Rule of Law spokesperson Chris Truax
The statement continued, “President Trump has been given every opportunity to answer the charges against him… He demands friendly witnesses, yet refuses to allow his most loyal supporters to testify. He complains the proceedings are unfair, yet refuses to allow his lawyers to participate in the hearings.”
“If President Trump really could prove he is innocent of the impeachment charges against him, he would have made some effort to do so by now… If the President really does think the facts will exonerate him, why won’t he let those facts come out?”
This is not the first ad campaign for the conservative group; just last month they hit Fox News ads aimed to educate Republican voters on the reality of the Ukraine scandal.