Over the holiday break, the liberal dark money group VoteVets began airing television ads
in order to boost Cal Cunningham, who is losing the Democratic Senate primary
despite having the support of Chuck Schumer. VoteVets last night criticized
President Trump's decision to kill Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization.
"Cal Cunningham is always quick to point out his military expertise, but now that President Trump has delivered a major victory for freedom by taking out a ruthless murderer responsible for the lives of hundreds of Americans, he has nothing to say,"
stated NCGOP spokesman Jeff Hauser. "VoteVets has made it clear they would rather be an Iranian apologist than support our military. Does Cunningham stand with their endorsement or does he stand with America's armed forces?"
VoteVets also came under fire earlier this week
when they suggested that the violent protests that erupted at the U.S. embassy on Baghdad would go down as President Trump's "Benghazi," effectively rooting for American casualties in the region.
- Contact: Jeff Hauser