A special election will be held on June 20, 2017, to determine the member of the United States House of Representatives for Georgia’s 6th congressional district. Republican Incumbent Tom Price resigned from the seat following his appointment and confirmation as the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Trump Administration. A primary election occurred on April 18, 2017.
Washington (CNN) – Days after comedian Kathy Griffin was photographed with what was made to look like President Donald Trump’s detached head, she’s become an issue in the high-profile Georgia special election set to conclude later this month.
A new ad from the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC with close ties to House Republican leaders, tries to link Griffin (and liberals nationally) to Democratic nominee Jon Ossoff.
Liberal extremists have gone too far,” says the ad’s narrator as images of protesters smashing in windows and a car on fire are shown on screen.
“Now a celebrity Jon Ossoff supporter is making jokes about beheading the president of the United States,” intones the narrator. Griffin is shown, picking up the fake Trump head and slapping five with the photographer. “It’s not funny,” the narrator adds. “These angry liberals will go to any extreme to elect Jon Ossoff.