A new TV ad released by the Toomey for Senate campaign is targeting Katie McGinty for three of her particularly leftist policy choices.
The commercial, entitled “Safety,” highlights McGinty’s support of the Iran Nuclear Deal, the closing of the Guantanamo Bay prison, and protection of sanctuary cities. These issues have been a point of contention among lawmakers, and some Democrats have even spoken in opposition of these actions.
“Katie McGinty supports the Iran deal that enriches our enemies, applauds closing Guantanamo prison and moving its terrorists to the U.S.” the narrator states while images of missiles, Ayatollahs and mug shots fill the screen. “McGinty would allow sanctuary cities that even many Democrats say are too dangerous.”
Senator Toomey has publicly opposed all three policies because, according to the ad, “our safety has to come first.”
“Pennsylvanians face a clear choice on security issues,” Toomey for Senate spokesman Ted Kwong added. “Pat Toomey defends our safety, rejecting the disastrous Iran deal, keeping terrorist prisoners off our shores, and stopping sanctuary cities. Katie McGinty is so extreme on security issues that her positions are even rejected by many leading Democrats.”
UPDATE: The McGinty campaign sent the following response to PoliticsPA:
“I never endorsed bringing prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to the United States. Pat Toomey is full of baloney. The detention center in Cuba is a real problem that President Obama inherited from President Bush. We need to listen to terror experts who tell us that Gitmo has been an effective recruitment tool. But I think we need to proceed very carefully and do nothing that might pose an even greater threat to the security of Americans, and I believe real questions have been raised about whether released prisoners are effectively being prevented from re-engaging in battle. Until those questions are answered, I will not/can not embrace the President’s plan.”