A Republican U.S. Senator is being mocked and disparaged for her new TV ad which touts her "100% Trump voting record" and positions her as "more conservative than Attila the Hun."
Kelly Loeffler of Georgia, who was appointed in January, is running to keep her seat. Her main opponent is Republican Congressman Doug Collins.
The ad says she's "the most conservative Senator in America."
Now here's an ad for you: Sen. Kelly Loeffler's new spot is all about how she's "more conservative than Attila the… https://t.co/W2EeNh3nB2— Jacob Rubashkin (@Jacob Rubashkin)1600710896.0
The ad "jokes" about murdering journalists and political opponents.
Loeffler is no stranger to controversy.
The Dept. of Justice closed its investigation into Loeffler's coronavirus stock trading scandal in May. She is the owner of the Atlanta Dream professional basketball team and has been criticized for opposing the Black Lives Matter movement.
Now her new ad is drawing criticism, too.
the ideal senator, according to someone trying to win conservative votes, is "jokingly" to the right of a despot sa… https://t.co/L9T19rBkXt— Adam Serwer 🍝 (@Adam Serwer 🍝)1600713066.0
US senator advocates for killing journalists. Hilarious. https://t.co/Da9Zyyspml— Kevin Baron (@Kevin Baron)1600713752.0
"The streets will run red with the blood of my enemies. I'm Kelly Loeffler and I approve this message." https://t.co/5K8VqRXE6D— Eyes on the Right (@Eyes on the Right)1600712862.0
Again, this is the senator whose initial appointment last year was greeted with much punditry about how she'd appea… https://t.co/qQ3wzYWzGh— Jacob Rubashkin (@Jacob Rubashkin)1600710983.0
I *think* this campaign ad for a sitting US Senator includes a very funny, haha, wink-wink nudge-nudge joke about m… https://t.co/BLSTeV9zWo— Chris Hayes (@Chris Hayes)1600711748.0
The best part? Dumbass Kelly Loeffler mistakes Attila the Hun for Genghis Khan. Attila marched on Rome, not China.… https://t.co/ZTn6Tqg1sf— Helen Kennedy (@Helen Kennedy)1600714495.0
this ad is gross and dangerous but the Strangest Political Ad of 2020 award ought to go to this one for Bob Good, t… https://t.co/t5gmMMi5yb— b-boy bouiebaisse (@b-boy bouiebaisse)1600715058.0
Wait, wait -- this is an ad *for* Loeffler? https://t.co/nszQtWumLw— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse)1600712524.0
Anymore skepticism about what's happening here? https://t.co/rXDG1t4grb— Jodi Jacobson 🩸🦷 #BlackLivesMatter (@Jodi Jacobson 🩸🦷 #BlackLivesMatter)1600714045.0
Loeffler is more conservative than an authoritarian maniac who conquered, raped, and pillaged almost an entire cont… https://t.co/YFqyyt5EoY— Ahmed Baba (@Ahmed Baba)1600714953.0
Comparing yourself favorably to a pagan warlord best known for ravaging Western Christendom seems like a bold move https://t.co/Y73RAispGB— Ben Jacobs (@Ben Jacobs)1600711373.0
Not the most problematic thing about this ad, but Loeffler appears to be conflating Atilla the Hun and Genghis Khan… https://t.co/fOjdmR6Lr5— Drew Godinich (@Drew Godinich)1600712279.0
The Justinian Plague was likely brought to Europe by the Huns. It wiped out about half the population of Europe. https://t.co/YX7RcTiW9X— Dana Houle (@Dana Houle)1600714883.0
Just a little casual racism and insinuation that political opponents should be eliminated, NBD. Kelly Loeffler mus… https://t.co/NjjKRVRKs7— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@Holly Figueroa O'Reilly)1600713959.0