Gina Haspel, Donald Trump’s nominee for CIA director who is both complicit in the agency’s torture program and almost certain to be confirmed, is getting a seemingly unnecessary boost from a Republican non-profit.
America First Policies, a group best known for employing an open racist as a key staffer, will run digital and TV ads targeting Democrats in three red states: Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, and Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama, according to Politico Playbook, the nation’s premier source for news that pleases elites. Thanks to our nation’s pathetic disclosure laws, 501(c)(4)s like America First are not required to disclose their donors, so we’ll likely never know who funded these efforts.
America First Policies’ YouTube channel posted the ad targeting McCaskill:
Last week, America First also announced a $500,000 ad buy against Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV).
Playbook also reported that the ads “were going to go up in Indiana, but Joe Donnelly announced he would vote for Haspel’s nomination.” Sometimes, you don’t even have to run ads to get cowardly Democrats to do what you want!