Top House Republican Kevin McCarthy's ad defending Trump on impeachment features stock footage from Russia

Top House Republican Kevin McCarthy's ad defending Trump on impeachment features stock footage from Russia
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Screengrab

The top Republican in the House of Representatives this week released an ad defending President Donald Trump which includes footage from Russia.


The ad itself has been widely mocked, but now that CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski has identified the stock footage is from Russia, it’s becoming all the worse for McCarthy. Several years ago McCarthy was caught saying he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin is paying Trump.

Here’s the ad from McCarthy:

Here’s Kaczynski identifying the Russian footage:

Here are some responses mocking McCarthy’s ad:

Hat tip: The Hill

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