Anti-Trump Republicans Slam Trump Over Jan 6 Riot

( – A super PAC opposing former President Donald Trump launched an anti-Trump ad campaign warning voters in 2024 that the former president will most likely try to encourage a second riot similar to Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C.

The anti-Trump action committee named Republican Accountability PAC published an ad on Monday, Jan. 8, two days after the three-year anniversary of the 2021 riot in Washington. The ad, titled sensationally “Trump Will Do This Again,” featured footage of the Jan. 6 riots at the US Capitol building and an audio clip from Trump’s speech that day on the Ellipse. Next to the images of the rioting crowd, text appears stating that the former president “told them to fight.”

“Trump did this,” the text continued, adding that he will “do it again” and “can never be president again.” Featured in the were Rep. Mike Gallagher of Wisconsin, Rep. Ted Cruz of Texas, and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, all of whom denounced the violence that took place at the Capitol a few days after the event. Many GOP lawmakers have since walked back some of their criticisms of Trump after Jan. 6, including Cruz, who initially compared the riot to a “terrorist attack” and then apologized a year later on the first anniversary of the riot.

Republican Accountability PAC plans on running the ad campaign on Fox News for a few days and will also run it during the upcoming town hall events hosted by Fox for the Republican presidential candidates. Gunner Ramer, the political director of the PAC, said that they don’t want to “let voters forget” about the “central role” they claim Trump played in the violence on Capitol Hill, accusing the former president of continuing to “deny responsibility” and of pushing “conspiracy theories about what took place.”

The stated goal of the ad campaign is to mobilize GOP voters who oppose the former president and to “remind voters” of Trump’s “contempt” for American democracy’s “fundamental tenets.”

Despite facing multiple indictments and attempts to kick him off state primary ballots, Trump remains the Republican frontrunner.

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