As former President Donald Trump and some of his top allies continue to push the lie that the 2020 presidential race was somehow rigged for Joe Biden, the anti-Trump conservative group known as The Lincoln Project released a tough new ad this week going after those continuing to push the falsehoods. As the group tells it, the Republican Party is now defined by the “big lie,” a nickname for the false claim that the election was stolen.
After airing a clip of Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) on stage proclaiming the GOP to be the party of Trump, a narrator in The Lincoln Project’s new ad says as follows:
‘They’re right. It is his party. And it’s their party. Your Republican Party: it’s gone. If you thought it could be saved, you were wrong. Now, Trump’s party demands its followers tell the big lie over and over — the forever lie, the lie that the loser — Donald Trump — won the 2020 election. It’s the lie that defines them; the lie that justifies conspiracy, violence, and insurrection; and it gets worse. In Washington, corporations, lobbyists are still donating to Republican seditionists, even when they promised not to… There’s a bigger lie, though: the lie that this is normal, and it’s business as usual, that January 6th never happened. It’s dangerous, it’s wrong, it’s un-American. It’s fueling and funding the Republican machine from top to bottom.’
Check out the clip below:
The Republican Party, once the party of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, is now #TheirParty — an institution of mockery, self-dealing, and power accumulation.
They are the GOP. pic.twitter.com/upqLOP51lA
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) May 21, 2021
As recently as this Tuesday, Trump has reiterated his conspiracy theory that the 2020 election was rigged. Discussing the announcement by Georgia Republican Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan that he wouldn’t be running for re-election, Trump wrote on his blog that “Now maybe the Georgia State Senate and House will build up the courage to expose the large-scale Presidential Election Fraud, which took place in their otherwise wonderful State.” There is no legitimate evidence for that fraud, of course, but Trump keeps it up. He has claimed that Duncan didn’t do enough to fight the imaginary fraud.