A liberal group focused on health care issues used coronavirus to attack Montana Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) in a huge ad buy.
NEW TV AD: As Coronavirus Fears Rise, Protect Our Care Blasts Senator Steve Daines for Voting to Take Away Montanans’ Health Care https://t.co/yMyaPUHtW1— Brad Woodhouse (@woodhouseb) March 12, 2020
Protect Our Care’s TV ad insinuates that Sen. Daines does not value the safety and health of Americans during coronavirus, on account of his view on health care. This ad comes on the heels of the narrative from Democrats insisting that Republicans are guilty of politicizing the pandemic.
Sen. Daines’ campaign, and the National Republican Senatorial Committee, pushed back on this baseless attack:
Democrat dark money group Protect our Care immediately politicizes coronavirus with a direct mention in new Senate TV ads.— Jesse Hunt (@JJHunt10) March 12, 2020
Remember when we were told Dems weren’t politicizing this? pic.twitter.com/uOI9xlAVE6
Senate Majority PAC, which is closely associated with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), also jumped on the bandwagon politicizing coronavirus, in an attack on Michigan Senate candidate John James on health care:
James’ campaign set the record straight:
My position on health care and pre-existing conditions is very clear. I expect Gary Peters to tell the truth, stop the deception and run a truthful campaign. pic.twitter.com/7CJgr04J7s— John James (@JohnJamesMI) March 12, 2020
These attacks destroy Democrats’ own narrative that President Trump and Senate Republicans are the ones politicizing a global health epidemic. Using coronavirus to attack GOP Senators on health care issues is especially reprehensible, in a desperate attempt by Sen. Schumer to gain the majority back in the Senate.