Republicans are inching closer to losing seats in the House and are doing whatever they can to make sure it doesn’t happen.
A GOP super PAC is now seeking to link Georgia Democratic House candidate Jon Ossoff to comedian Kathy Griffin.
Griffin lost her job at CNN this week after posing for a photo with a bloody, decapitated fake head resembling Donald Trump. She later apologized for it.
Republicans are using Griffin’s support for Ossoff to link the two together in order to take voters away from the Democratic candidate.
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) March 27, 2017
The comedian appears to have a minimal link to Ossoff, but the conservative Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF) is using the fury over the photo to slam the Democratic candidate in a new ad released Thursday.
“Liberal extremists have gone too far,” the CLF ad narrator says. “Now a celebrity Jon Ossoff supporter is making jokes about beheading the president of the United States.”
“These angry liberals will go to any extreme to elect Jon Ossoff,” it continues.
Ossoff’s campaign spokeswoman, Sacha Haworth, called for the ad to be taken down, citing images that could disturb children who are watching television.
“Jon Ossoff believes what Kathy Griffin did was despicable and for Karen Handel’s super PAC to say otherwise is a disgrace. Karen Handel should immediately demand this ad be pulled before any more children have to see these disturbing images on TV,” Haworth said in a statement, referring to Ossoff’s GOP opponent in the June 20 special election.