Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), the House Majority Whip, has been in trouble in recent weeks over news that he once gave a speech to a white supremacist group. The GOP is already heading toward major demographic trouble in 2016 and beyond, and moreover they can’t seem to stop doing things that alienate minority voters.
Scalise’s 2002 speech is yet another major straw, and American Bridge 21st Century wants voters to know about it. Yesterday, the opposition research group, along with the People for the American Way, jointly released a Spanish-language web ad targeting Latino voters in Colorado and Virginia. As the Hill covered:
“Who are the leaders of the Republican Party?,” the ad asks in Spanish.
The ad then breaks into a string of news clips explaining that Scalise admitted to speaking to a white supremacist group in 2002. The ad features conservatives like Erick Erickson and Charles Krauthammer, who have called on Scalise to step down or for Republicans to remove him from leadership. “Republicans,” the ad concludes in Spanish. “The political party we can’t trust.”
Watch the ad below: