Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
‘s (R-Ky.) reelection campaign is seizing on the fight over impeachment, pledging in Facebook ads that he will lead Republican efforts to stop President Trump
from being removed from office.
‘s in the clutches of a left wing mob. They finally convinced her to impeach the president. All of you know your Constitution, the way that impeachment stops is a Senate majority with me as majority leader,” McConnell says in an ad that began running on Thursday.
“But I need your help. Please contribute before the deadline,” McConnell continues in the ad.
McConnell’s campaign, according to Facebook’s ad library
, began running the digital ads with the video on Sept. 27, three days after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) formally announced that House Democrats would launch an impeachment inquiry.
The decision, which followed months of pressure from progressives, came following reports of a whistleblower complaint alleging Trump urged the Ukranian government to investigate former Vice President Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.
McConnell, who has tied himself closely to Trump as he runs for reelection in the deeply red state, doesn’t address the allegations surrounding the president’s communication with Ukraine in the roughly 17-second video.
The GOP leader, along with most of his caucus, have remained silent despite the growing scrutiny on the president this week.
In one caption for an ad that has run since Sept. 30, McConnell’s team argues that a “conservative Senate Majority is the ONLY thing stopping Nancy Pelosi from impeaching President Trump. Donate & help us keep it.”
Each of the digital ads includes the same video message from McConnell. But the campaign shifted their messaging as part of a digital ad that went up on Thursday to also knock House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff
“BREAKING: Adam Schiff LIED. His office secretly coordinated with the source of this laughable impeachment inquiry. Help me stop it,” the caption to go along with the video reads.
The caption is an apparent reference to a report from The New York Times that the whistleblower consulted the House Intelligence Committee before filing the complaint.