March 16, 2016 / In The News

The Hill: End Citizens United running ads against Grassley in Supreme Court fight

By Mark Hensch, The Hill

A Dem PAC is launching ads against Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) in his home state, hitting him for refusing a hearing on Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland.

“Tonight, growing concern about the vacancy on the Supreme Court,” a fake newscaster says in the clip from End Citizens United obtained by The Hill. “At stake, choice, immigration, even the possibility of ending the corrupting influence of money in elections.”
The spot then pans out, showing an unidentified Congressman watching the newscast before pausing.

“Republicans are stopping the conversation, blocking any nomination, refusing to even meet with a nominee, all for political gain,” a narrator continues. “Call Sen. Grassley. Tell him to do what’s right. It’s time to hold a hearing.”

End Citizens United said on Wednesday it is airing similar ads against Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) in their home states as well.

“Numerous polls have shown that Republican Senators are going against their constituents by refusing to hold a hearing fill the Supreme Court vacancy,” said Reed Adamson, senior adviser to End Citizens United, in a statement obtained by The Hill.

“As long as Republicans are standing in the way, the Supreme Court will be deadlocked on important decisions, including any reforms to our campaign finance system.”

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