A liberal advocacy group is running a new advertisement which links embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to President Donald Trump and one-time GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore.
The ad opens with images of then-reality show host Trump exiting a bus with an Access Hollywood banner in the bottom of the screen–an obvious reference to the president’s infamous “grab ’em by the pussy,” line and controversy. The narrator begins:
An admitted sexual abuser sits in the White House, who supported an accused child predator for the Senate.
A clip of the accused predator, Roy Moore, briefly plays before switching over to video of a get out the vote rally held by Trump for Moore during the closing days of Alabama’s special election in December 2017. President Trump implores his audience, “So, get out and vote for Roy Moore.”
The ad lingers on President Trump’s face for a bit before moving on to the heart of the advertisement: the sexual assault allegation leveled against Brett Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford.
“Then he nominated this man to the U.S. Supreme Court,” the voice-over continues, as Trump and Kavanaugh are shown locking hands during Kavanaugh’s nomination announcement on July 9 at the White House.
A news anchor’s voice quickly interjects as images of headlines specifying the allegations made by Ford against Kavanaugh flash cross the screen.
“Accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault,” the anchor says, “when she tried to scream, she said he put his hand over her mouth.”
The narrator’s voice cuts in again as images of women appear in the video and stare at the camera.
“We can’t let Brett Kavanaugh decide on our rights for a generation,” she says–then punctuated images of Trump, Moore and Kavanaugh appear side-by-side as the narrator continues, “Enough is enough.”
Demand Justice, a left-of-center judicial advocacy group led by former Hillary Clinton campaign press secretary and Obama administration Justice Department alum Brian Fallon, began airing the ad on Thursday.
According to press release from the group, the ad is part of a $700,000 digital and television advertising blitz keyed toward the Washington, D.C. media market.
Editor’s note: this article has been amended post-publication to include Demand Justice’s response to inquiries from Law&Crime and to replace the video with a better quality file than was originally available.
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