After months of protests and demonstrations, Democrats have recently signaled a shift in tone as many party leaders denounce the increased violence and destruction on American streets.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is among those on the record speaking out against the violent elements, but U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) has released a scathing new campaign ad linking him and his party to the widespread civil unrest, as reported by Breitbart.
“Coming for your homes”
The 30-second spot begins with a collage of images and video clips of the ongoing protests — including clashes with police, burning businesses, and public harassment.
“Over 80 days of riots and the liberal mob is becoming more violent,” a narrator states. “Now they’re coming for your homes, they’re coming for your business, your job, and there’s nowhere to hide.”
As the images continue, the narrator asserts that the “violent mob wants Joe Biden to be president.”
Cotton provided a statement to Breitbart in which he claimed the former vice president “can’t stand up to the liberal mob because the rioters and the left-wing radicals in our cities’ streets are his base.”
He went on to highlight the perceived differences between the two candidates, saying that President Donald Trump “is prepared to help local leaders restore order, but if Joe Biden takes charge, the riots and destruction will accelerate.”
The senator’s latest ad makes the case that the protesters are hoping Biden will win because, if he does, “no one will stand in their way and no one will stand between your family and the mob.”
Trump has made a similar argument in recent weeks while portraying his re-election bid as a “law and order” campaign.
“For months, Joe Biden has given moral aid and comfort to the vandals repeating the monstrous lie that these were peaceful protests,” he said in a press briefing on Monday. “They’re not peaceful protests. That’s anarchy. That’s — you look at the agitators, you look at the looters, you look at the rioters — that’s not a peaceful protest.”
A top Cotton adviser cited a recent Wisconsin poll showing a decline in support for the Black Lives Matter movement and described the senator’s ad as a reminder “that President Trump is prepared to assist local authorities in restoring order — and also that if Joe Biden is elected, the disorder in our cities will only accelerate.”
As Election Day draws nearer, this is likely just one in a series of local and national campaign ads designed to tie the chaos in U.S. communities to the policies of the Democratic Party.