The top Republican in the House of Representatives this week released an ad defending President Donald Trump which includes footage from Russia.
The ad itself has been widely mocked, but now that CNN's Andrew Kaczynski has identified the stock footage is from Russia, it's becoming all the worse for McCarthy. Several years ago McCarthy was caught saying he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin is paying Trump.
Here's the ad from McCarthy:
What if I told you... ⇒ He won the election. ⇒ He spoke for millions who didn’t have a voice. ⇒ Despite their obstr… https://t.co/42tcKypRXq— Kevin McCarthy (@Kevin McCarthy)1574695249.0
Here's Kaczynski identifying the Russian footage:
Here are some responses mocking McCarthy's ad:
What if I told you... -> He lost the popular vote -> He's being impeached -> A congressman named Kevin McCarthy was… https://t.co/lawjxj2V6R— Michelle Goldberg (@Michelle Goldberg)1574739922.0
What if I told you... The @GOPLeader is on tape saying "[t]here’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and T… https://t.co/NIwH8heTO7— Shannon in Ohio 4 (@Shannon in Ohio 4)1574740836.0
What if I told you... ⇒ The "Americans" in your ad aren't Americans. ⇒ One's Israeli. One's Russian. ⇒ You previous… https://t.co/sSNAEQqfGm— Seth Abramson (@Seth Abramson)1574732880.0
@GOPLeader He lost by 3 million votes White supremacists shouldn’t have a voice We’re going to have to fix all of t… https://t.co/fp64b9IRQ8— Brienne of Snark🏳️🌈🇺🇸 (@Brienne of Snark🏳️🌈🇺🇸)1574771182.0
What if I told you... > He got fewer votes than his opponent > White people who hate brown people have always had… https://t.co/fh8MONEFCa— Elizabeth Spiers (@Elizabeth Spiers)1574696701.0
@GOPLeader What if I told you... -> He lost the popular vote -> He's being impeached -> A congressman named Kevin M… https://t.co/4o2zyqlgAh— Mattison (@Mattison)1574768289.0
What if I told you... The footage you added was created by Russia. BTW... - He didn't win the election. - He spea… https://t.co/Uu69gKdeQg— Milt Shook (@Milt Shook)1574713047.0
Hat tip: The Hill