Conservative Group Runs Ad Calling GOP Senator Martha McSally A 'Trump Hack', Suggests Nobody Will Remember Her

A new ad from the Lincoln Project, a Republican organization, started to defeat President Donald Trump, called Senator Martha McSally a "Trump Hack" and suggests that she will not be remembered.

The video, released on Monday, criticized the Arizona senator for being too close to Trump. "Arizona rejected you in 2018, and you know why: you were too close to Donald Trump," the narrator says, before saying McSally has gone "full Trump."

The Lincoln Project also suggested that McSally's polling numbers have dropped, because Arizonans wanted witnesses and evidence during Trump's impeachment trial. The video then shows a 47 percent disapproval rating against a 37 percent approval rating from a January poll by Public Policy Polling. Another poll included in the ad shows that 46 percent of voters would vote for Democrat Mark Kelly, while only 42 percent would vote for McSally. "There's a reason your poll numbers are dropping fast, and you're on your way to defeat," the narrator said. "That's right, Martha: again."

The video also plays the viral clip from January 16 of McSally telling CNN's Manu Raju that he was a "liberal hack," and that she wouldn't talk to him when asked whether the Senate should consider new evidence as part of the impeachment trial.

The clip also compared McSally to noteworthy Arizona Republican senators like John McCain and Barry Goldwater, calling the two "mavericks" and "true independents."

"Senators that served Arizona, people of courage, toughness," the narrator said. "They stood for what was right, no matter the political risk, and they are remembered as American heroes."

In a press release, Jennifer Horn, the Lincoln Project spokesperson and former chair to the New Hampshire Republican party, compared McSally to her predecessors again. "Arizona is known for strong, independent leadership from principled leaders like John McCain and Barry Goldwater," she said. "Arizonans clearly see who Martha McSally truly is-an unprincipled and unelected Trump hack."

Senator McSally's office and the Lincoln Project did not immediately respond to request for comment.

The video is the most recent in a series made by The Lincoln Project, which boasts prominent Republicans like George Conway, a lawyer and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway's husband, Steve Schmidt, a Republican strategist who worked for former President George W. Bush, McCain, and Mike Madrid, the former political director of the California Republican Party. Other videos included shots taken at Senators Susan Collins and Cory Gardner. Each video urges the senators to "do [their] job[s]." Another video urged Republican senators to demand a fair impeachment trial with witnesses and evidence.

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: U.S. Senate candidate Martha McSally, R-Ariz, speaks during a rally for President Donald Trump at the International Air Response facility on October 19, 2018 in Mesa, Arizona. Ralph Freso/Getty
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