An Arkansas Republican on Thursday condemned a right-leaning group over an advertisement in support of his campaign airing on radio stations in predominantly African-American areas in the state.
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Rep. French HillJames (French) French HillHow lawmaker ties helped shape Fed chairman’s COVID-19 response Treasury has not disbursed B in airline support: oversight panel On The Money: Black workers may face disproportionate COVID-19 risk | Trump pick for pandemic response watchdog vows independence | Stocks inch higher as oil prices rise MORE (R-Ark.) tweeted Thursday evening that an ad warning black voters that white Democrats would bring back “lynchings” if they retake Congress in the fall and likening the issue to allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughGOP senators urge Trump to back off Murkowski threat Judd Gregg: A government in free fall The 7 most anticipated Supreme Court decisions MORE was “nonsense” and had no place in the campaign.
“Some may have heard an appalling ad on the radio. I condemn this outrageous ad in the strongest terms,” Hill tweeted, while not linking to audio of the ad directly.
“I do not support that message, and there is no place in Arkansas for this nonsense,” he added.9
Some may have heard an appalling ad on the radio. I condemn this outrageous ad in the strongest terms. I do not support that message, and there is no place in Arkansas for this nonsense.
— French Hill (@ElectFrench) October 18, 2018
Hill’s tweet referred to an ad from Black Americans for the President’s Agenda, a right-leaning group formed in support of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE and chaired by Del. Jill Upson (R), a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates.
Audio of the advertisement went viral on social media earlier on Thursday, with Twitter users criticizing the ad for linking the Kavanaugh hearings to the use of false rape allegations to justify white lynch mobs that targeted black men throughout the south especially during the Reconstruction period.
“Girl, white Democrats will be lynching black men again,” one unidentified voice says in the ad.
A request for comment to the group from The Hill was not immediately returned. A poll of the race last month showed Hill leading his opponent, Clarke Tucker (D) by 9 percent, according to FiveThirtyEight.