New Digital Ads on Senate Obstructionists As They Return to Washington

Monday, April 4, 2016
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New Digital Ads on Senate Obstructionists As They Return to Washington
Ads Show Republicans’ Hypocrisy and Capitulation to Donald Trump’s “Delay, Delay, Delay” Strategy

Returning from a two-week recess full of testy confrontations with constituents upset over their strict obstructionism on the Supreme Court vacancy, Senators Mitch McConnellChuck Grassley, and Orrin Hatch are now the subject of Bridge Project national and state-level digital ads highlighting the senators’ baffling hypocrisy on the issue.

American Bridge Vice President Eddie Vale released the following statement on Bridge Project’s ads which feature the senators’ past advocacy of a fair nomination process:

“Senators McConnell, Grassley, and Hatch have stained their respective legacies by embracing petty partisan politics on the Supreme Court vacancy. We’d hoped when they were face-to-face with their constituents back home, it would trigger a moment of clarity and cause them to realize that voters just want them to do their jobs, but they sadly appear as committed as ever to partisan posturing.”

“The distinguished hypocrites seem to have forgotten their past advocacy of a fair nomination process and an up-or-down vote on Supreme Court nominees. They’ve instead embraced Donald Trump’s ‘delay, delay, delay’ strategy and disgraced themselves by refusing to even sit down with President Obama’s nominee, let alone carry out their constitutional obligation to hold hearings and a vote on his nomination.”

“We’re hoping our ads will jar their apparently clouded memories and give them yet another reminder that all the American people want is for them to do their jobs and subject Merrick Garland to a fair nomination process.”

Bridge Project’s web ads are available here: