Former Sand Lake Village President Tom Norton is running to unseat newly-Independent Rep. Justin Amash, who currently represents Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District.
The Republican candidate on Tuesday unveiled a new campaign ad claiming that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Amash “both support taxpayer-funded sex changes.”
“Justin Amash is having an identity crisis,” Norton says in the ad titled “Hold the Sausage.”
“He, like Nancy Pelosi, both support taxpayer funded sex changes,” Norton claims as he can be seen serving his children breakfast. “In Michigan, we take a more binary view on things. And taxpayer funded sex changes just don’t cut it. Guess Justin’s gotten a little confused after spending years of being something he’s not… like a Republican.”
“I’m Tom Norton. I’m a pro-Trump Afghanistan war veteran, a family man, and a tireless advocate for our Military veterans,” he added. “And when I get to Washington, I’m gonna get busy cutting the pork — NOT the sausage.”
This is a real political ad………… in which Amash-challenger Tom Norton stands between his kids and talks about sex changes, saying that Amash is having an "identity crisis" and is "confused."
The ad is titled "Hold the Sausage" pic.twitter.com/M0uQKgpwrJ
— Neal (@NealSchmeal) July 16, 2019
Amash appeared to be hemorrhaging Republican support in the aftermath of his impeachment comments. A June 29-July 1 Strategic National poll found him with just 17 percent of the GOP primary vote. That put him in second place behind state Rep. Jim Lower (27 percent), tied with state Rep. Lynn Afendoulis (17 percent), and ahead of former Sand Lake Village President Tom Norton (5 percent) and Iraq/Afghanistan war veteran Pete Meijer (4 percent). Even though he’s a first-time candidate, Meijer could have outsize name identification because his family owns a large chain of grocery stores in the Midwest.