President Trump’s campaign released a new ad on the first day of the government shutdown accusing Democrats of being “complicit in every murder committed by illegal immigrants” after the Senate failed to pass a short-term funding bill.
“President Trump is right — build the wall, deport criminals, stop illegal immigration now,” the ad says, showing clips of Democratic Minority Leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (Calif.)
“Democrats who stand in our way will be complicit in every murder committed by illegal immigrants.”
The campaign forwarded the video ad, titled “Complicit” on the first anniversary of Trump’s inauguration.
Despite Trump’s attempt to fault Democrats for the shutdown early on Saturday, four Republicans, including Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Mike Lee of Utah, opposed the bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also voted against the bill. Only five Democrats supported the bill.