Senator Rand Paul’s opposition to Gina Haspel’s nomination to run the CIA seems to have made his opponents go down the unorthodox route of advertisement smear campaigns. A television ad campaign has popped up accusing Paul of representing the interests of terrorists, Politico reported today.
According to the same outlet, the 30-second advertisement features flashing images of Abu Zubaydah, one of Osama bin Laden’s top lieutenants. The narrator allegedly slanders Paul, accusing him of protecting terrorists, instead of Americans.
“Haspel did exactly what her country asked of her and what was necessary to keep us safe. Call Rand Paul, remind him he’s in Washington to represent us, not him.”
Announcing the news on Twitter, President Donald Trump nominated Gina Haspel as the new director of the CIA on March 13 this year.