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Re-election arm i Senate GOP‘s aims four Democrats face challenging re-election this year in a new ad flash criticizing them and their colleagues for last year’s vote to give coronavirus pandemic stimulus control for convicted criminals.
IN the digital spotswhich was first shared with Fox News on Tuesday, chairing the National Republican Senator Committee (NRSC). Late. Rick Scott points to the convicted Boston Marathon terror bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev as well as Larry Nassar, who was convicted of raping and abusing female gymnasts during his 18-year tenure as a team doctor for the U.S. women’s national gymnastics team.
“Guess what they have in common,” the Florida senator told the camera in the ad. “They are criminals who received stimulus checks from your tax dollars. Republicans tried to stop them, but all Senate Democrats voted to give stimulus checks to convicted criminals in prison.”
Scott then stresses that “the terrorist who maimed and killed people at the Boston Marathon, the perverted doctor who abused gymnasts, and thousands of other criminals received checks for $ 1,400, your money, politely by Senate Democrats.”
“If it does not tick you off, nothing will do it,” argues the chairman of the NRSC.
Scott refers to an amendment tabled by Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana last March, during a very long Senate debate and votes on the comprehensive COVID-19 auxiliary passage that passed the Democratically controlled Senate along party lines. . The review of the Democrats’ bill through both houses of Congress was President Biden‘s first major legislative victory since taking over the White House two months earlier.
The GOP amendment, which also failed along party lines, would have prevented $ 1,400 stimulus checks from going to those jailed in federal or state prisons.
Democrats said at the time that they were against the Republican amendment because they claimed it would harm the families of the prisoners, which would make it harder for them to pay their monthly bills. And the Democrats pointed out that two previous rounds of stimulus control – which were passed by both Republicans and Democrats in Congress and signed into law by the then president Donald Trump Allowed prisoners to receive the payments.
Scott promises in the ad that “we’ll throw these Democrats out of office in November. We only need one more seat and we need your help. Donate today.”
Senate is currently split 50-50 between the two major parties, but the Democrats have the majority thanks to Vice President Kamala Harris’ vote. That means Republicans need a net gain of just one seat to win back the majority they lost when they were narrowly swept into Georgia’s double election to the Senate on January 5, 2021.
The GOP defends 20 of the 34 seats to be won in 2022. It includes five open seats, including Republican retirements in the main battlefields of Pennsylvania and North Carolina and the rival state of Ohio, as well as in Missouri and Alabama.
But Republicans see strong opportunities to turn blue seats to red in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada and potentially New Hampshire, where the Democratic Sens. Mark Kelly, Raphael Warnock, Catherine Cortez Mastoand Maggie Hassan stands for re-election in crucial election campaign states.
The NRSC tells Fox News that it will use five digits to start running on Tuesday personal versions of the digital ads against all four senators.
Scott accused in a statement to Fox News that “the shameful voice of Senate Democrats will live in disgrace and will be a major reason Republicans want to take the Senate back and end the madness.”