The ads will run in Alabama, Alaska, Indiana, North Dakota, and West Virginia, where senators have not publicly stated they will support Kavanaugh.
The National Rifle Association’s lobbying arm announced on Tuesday that it is launching a multi-million dollar advertising campaign to support the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, according to The Washington Times.
The NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action announced on Tuesday that it will begin its seven-figure ad buy on cable and regional broadcasts which will run until August 27. The ads will run in five states — Alabama, Alaska, Indiana, North Dakota, and West Virginia — where a democrat senator sits in a red state or a republican senator has not publicly announced support for Kavanaugh. The ad buys send a strong signal that the gun rights group is not playing around.
“The NRA strongly supports Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court because he will protect our constitutional right to keep and bear arms,” the NRA-ILA said in a statement. “It’s critical that all pro-second amendment voters urge their senators to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.”
In the 30-second ad, which can be seen below, a narrator says that the four liberal justices on the High Court want to take away American’s right to bear arms.
It then shows Justice Stephen Breyer, one of the liberal justices, previously saying the second amendment doesn’t mean “the right of an individual to keep a gun next to his bed.”
The narrator later says there are currently four justices on the bench who support Americans’ right to bear arms and then says President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh to “break the tie” with his vote.
“Your right to self-defense depends on this vote,” the ad says.
As such, the left is losing their minds over Trump getting the chance to nominate the second justice in less than two years.
As many liberals wail over Trump dramatically reshaping the High Court and federal judiciary, there’s nothing democrats can do to stop republicans and Trump. The GOP controls a 51-49 majority in the Senate, meaning they need 50 votes to approve Kavanaugh.
The NRA’s ads are specifically targeting five states where either a democrat senator is in a red state or a republican senator has not yet publicly announced that they will vote in favor of Kavanaugh.
The seven-figure ad buys are aimed at ramping up the public pressure by detailing how important it will be for a judge to sit on the High Court that supports a host of conservative issues, particularly the second amendment.
Watch the ad below: