Wife of veteran Senate candidate takes exception at opponent's 'vile' ads

 May 18, 2024

Fox News reports that the wife of Sam Browm has taken exception to what she has referred to as the "vile" attack advertisements that have been run by his primary opponent. 

For those unfamiliar with Brown, he is a former Army captain who was horrifically injured in combat. In fact, he nearly lost his life.

"It was September 2008, and Mr. Brown, who was a U.S. Army lieutenant at the time, had been leading his platoon to the aid of fellow soldiers who had been ambushed by the Taliban. Then, his Humvee struck a roadside bomb. In an explosion of fire and concussive sound, Mr. Brown’s life was forever changed," the New York Times reported.

Despite being engulfed by the flames, Brown managed to survive - albeit with serious scarring to his body, including his face. And, now, he is running as a Republican for one of Nevada's U.S. Senate seats.

The "vile" ads

Brown, in Nevada's Senate Republican primary, is facing off against Dr. Jeffrey Gunter. And, it is Gunter who has put forth the advertisements with which Amy Brown, Sam Brown's wife, has taken exception.

"The ads being run by Gunter, a dermatologist who served as former President Trump's U.S. ambassador to Iceland, dub Brown as 'Scam Brown,' and 'the newest creature to emerge from the swamp,' referencing what it says are his close ties to Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell, an establishment Republican," Fox reports.

This, though, is only part of what Amy Brown has taken exception with.

Fox continues, "The ads use imagery typically seen in a campaign attack ad with unflattering photos and angles of the candidate being attacked and also include additions that make Brown's skin look scaley."

The big question, of course, is whether the advertisements go too far.

Amy Brown thinks so

Sam Brown's wife has released a statement condemning the ads in strong terms.

"Our family embraces Sam’s scars as a physical testament to his strength through adversity and sacrifice for our country. Sam bravely fought through not just an IED attack that nearly took his life, but the agonizing process of physical recovery that included over 30 painful surgeries," she said.

She continued, "He overcame it all and bears the scars to prove it. It’s disgusting and inexcusable that someone claiming to be a doctor would attack a veteran’s physical disfigurement in general, but to do it for political purposes is especially low and vile."

Gunter, at the time of this writing, has not responded to Brown's statement.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) has taken Brown's side in this dispute, arguing that Gunter's ads go too far.

" A free people [claim] their rights, as derived from the laws of nature."
Thomas Jefferson
© 2015 - 2024 Conservative Institute. All Rights Reserved.