The anti-Trump conservative group known as The Lincoln Project has released a new video ad targeting one of the president’s many enablers in Congress, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.). Gardner is running in a particularly tough race for his re-election against Democratic opponent John Hickenlooper, who is a former governor of the state and is somewhat favored to win. (The Cook Political Report rates the race as “leaning” Democratic as of this weekend.) The new Lincoln Project ad against Gardner highlights a moment during a recent debate when — incredibly — the Senator insisted that yes, he believes that the president is a “moral and ethical man.”
In the Lincoln Project video, a narrator begins by stating the following:
‘People ask us if we’d do an attack ad against Cory Gardner. We were thinking about it, and then, he wrote the script for us.’
The video then cuts to a debate moderator asking Gardner whether he believes that the president is a “moral and ethical man.” Incredibly, as if he has somehow never seen just about any post from the president’s Twitter feed, heard from a single one of the women who’ve shared stories of Trump harassing and/or assaulting them, or read a single story about the rampant self-serving corruption of the Trump administration, Gardner said yes. In their video, The Lincoln Project placed an apparent laugh track alongside Gardner’s incredible answer, and their video closes with the narrator thanking the Senator “for making our jobs easy.”
Check out the Lincoln Project’s anti-Gardner video below:
We were thinking about doing an attack ad on Cory Gardner, and then he did the job for us.
Thanks, Cory. pic.twitter.com/ouxBgtAgvH
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) October 24, 2020
The Lincoln Project has targeted other vulnerable Republican Senators, like Maine’s Susan Collins and Iowa’s Joni Ernst, both of whom are running in rather close races for their re-election. Overall, The Lincoln Project has released many ads targeting Trump and his enablers in the GOP throughout the course of this election cycle.
Much of the country seems to agree with the perspective presented in the videos — with days to go until Election Day, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden maintains sizable leads over Trump in polls on the national level and in individual swing states around the country. As of late Saturday morning, Biden’s average national-level lead is 9.2 percent, according to FiveThirtyEight, and the site gave Biden an 87 percent chance of a victory as of that same point.
Check out Twitter’s response to the new Lincoln Project video below: