Veterans group calls Trump a 'national security threat' as it launches campaign against the president
VoteVets is also seeking to target some Republican senators up for reelection including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
VoteVets, one of the country's largest progressive veteran groups, launched a new campaign against President Donald Trump on Monday, labeling him a "national security threat." The campaign's aim is to raise pressure on several Republican senators who are up for reelection in the 2020 polls.
Reports state that VoteVets, to mark Veteran's Day, are set to fly planes over important Senate battleground states like North Carolina, Arizona, Kentucky, and Colorado on Monday morning, with a banner reading: "Vets: Trump is a National Security Threat." The veteran group is particularly seeking to target some Republican senators including Sens. Thom Tillis (N.C.), Martha McSally (Ariz.), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) and Cory Gardner (Colo.).
"In less than a year, voters will go to the polls. We intend to remind them every day between now and then that Donald Trump is a national security threat and that these key Senate Republicans encourage and enable him at every step of the way," the chairman of VoteVets, Jon Soltz, in a statement said, according to The Hill.
The group is also planning to run digital advertisements and launch a website detailing how and why the current president has posed as a national security threat to the United States. The details range from Trump allegedly "inviting foreign interference in our elections" to "raiding funds for our military families to build his wall."
Although the veteran group has consistently remained critical of Trump, this is the first time VoteVets has initiated a political campaign on Veteran's Day against the president. Reports state that the progressive group is roughly spending $30,000 on the campaign.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched an impeachment investigation against Trump in September after a whistleblower lodged a formal complaint alleging Trump of seeking favor from the Ukrainian president in a bid to investigate his political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. A phone call transcript of the exchange between the two leaders confirmed Trump asking for the favor. The president later went on record and publicly asked China to probe Biden and his son Hunter.