Politics Pro-Trump group pressures Doug Jones with impeachment ad

22:45  21 january  2020
22:45  21 january  2020 Source:   politico.com

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An outside group aligned with President Donald Trump is launching a new ad campaign pressuring Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) on impeachment as the Senate trial kicks off this week.

Doug Jones, Bob Casey are posing for a picture: Sen. Doug Jones.© Alex Wong/Getty Images Sen. Doug Jones.

The ad from the nonprofit group America First Policies begins airing in Alabama Wednesday, backed by a $450,000 buy on TV and digital platforms, according to details shared first with POLITICO. The group is planning to spend a total of $1 million in an ad campaign across three states as the Senate's trial continues.

Jones is the most vulnerable Democratic senator on the ballot this year, as he seeks to win a full term after his upset victory in a 2017 special election in the state.

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The ad kicks off with images of Rep. Adam Schiff, Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Maxine Waters discussing impeachment.

"The radical left's impeachment obsession. It's a shameful witch hunt. And Doug Jones?" a narrator says in the ad, before playing a clip of Jones saying impeachment is "not a witch hunt, it's not a hoax."

"Instead of fighting for our values, instead of confirming conservative judges, instead of securing our borders by funding the wall, Jones is siding with them," the narrator says.

Jones has faced consistent pressure from Republicans on impeachment in recent months, but he has dismissed approaching the Senate's trial from a political perspective. He has joined other Democrats in calling for witnesses and documents to be part of the Senate trial.

“This has to do with the future of the presidency and how we want our presidents to conduct themselves. It has all to do with the future of the Senate and how the Senate should handle impeachment and articles of impeachment that come over. That’s how I’m looking at this,” Jones said on ABC’s “This Week" late last year. “If I did everything based on a pure political argument, all you’d need is a computer to mash a button. That’s just not what this country is about. It’s not what the founders intended to do.”

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