The Republican Accountability Project has launched a $3 million ad campaign to highlight the efforts of the Jan. 6 committee and criticize former President Donald Trump.
The Republican Accountability Project was launched in 2020 by the right-leaning advocacy group Defending Democracy Together. According to a spokeswoman, the group is spending more than $300,000 in Wisconsin on TV ads in the Milwaukee market and statewide digital ads. The ads will also run in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada and Pennsylvania.
The six spots feature current and former Republican voters talking about the importance of the Jan 6 committee hearings. The hearings have shed light on the events that led up to and followed the attack on the U.S. Capitol and Trump fueling his supporters by saying the presidential election was stolen from him.
One ad shows a Nevada Republican named Bill criticizing Trump for falsely claiming he had won the election.
“Trump lying about the election, to me, is unforgivable. Trump absolutely played a part in inciting the riot,” he says.
In addition to the ads with voters, one spot features U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., saying Trump intended to remain president, despite knowing he had lost to President Joe Biden. It shows footage of protesters attacking law enforcement and breaching the Capitol.
“Everyone close to President Trump repeatedly told him that his claims of a stolen election were false. As Americans, we all have a duty to ensure that what happened on Jan. 6 never happens again,” Cheney says.
Watch the ads: