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Kevin McCarthy: GOP Not the Party of “Nativist Dog Whistles” New Video: GOP is Without Question the Party of Nativist Dog Whistles

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Watch new video from America’s Voice HERE 


Last week, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) stated the Republican Party was not the party of “nativist dog whistles.” This followed Republican endorsements of white nationalists’ “great replacement theory” and the news of a GOP “America First Caucus” focused on “Anglo-Saxon political traditions,” 

As famed sports broadcaster Warner Wolf used to say, “let’s go to the videotape.”

A new video from America’s Voice showcases eight different ads from the 2018 and 2020 cycles that fall squarely into the “nativist dog whistle” category. These ads were aired by either the Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF) or National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), both of which have close ties to Rep. McCarthy. 

These ads, backed by more than $3.5 million in spending, make clear that House Republicans’ ads and actions tell a different story of Republicans’ embrace and tolerance of nativist dog whistles than Rep. McCarthy would have you believe. 

The video features content pulled from America’s Voice’s searchable database of immigration-related political ads for 2020 cycle (link) and 2018 cycle (link).

According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: 

Technically, Kevin McCarthy is right. Republican nativism is not a dog whistle. It’s a bullhorn.

Watch the new America’s Voice video pushing back on Kevin McCarthy’s “nativist dog whistle” claims: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCuEu4U27iI