HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » GOP Candidate Suggests He...

Thu May 5, 2022, 02:48 PM

GOP Candidate Suggests He'll Tear-Gas 'Liberal Media' in New Campaign Ad

Weeks after Politico reported that GOP congressional hopeful Cory Mills made his fortune selling tear gas used on Black Lives Matter demonstrators, the MAGA businessman boasted in a new ad that the “liberal media is crying about it” before suggesting he’d tear-gas them himself.

“If the media wants to shed some real tears, I can help them out with that,” a smirking Mills says alongside footage of him shooting gas canisters.

Mills, a former Trump defense adviser and combat veteran, is running in the crowded GOP field to replace retiring Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy in Florida’s 7th Congressional District. Recent polling shows he is one of the favorites in the field and the first-time, self-funded candidate has already racked up an impressive list of endorsements from pro-Trump lawmakers and conservative groups. (Though he has yet to get the coveted official backing from the ex-president himself.)


Noting that while “there’s no issue with the firm’s activities” legally, the company’s activities could prove “dicey” politically. Specifically, anti-riot bullets that were fired on Hong Kong protesters by police in 2019 came from a PACEM subsidiary. Throughout 2019 and 2020, millions of demonstrators took to the streets to oppose mainland China’s extradition plan—protests that drew bipartisan applause from U.S. lawmakers.


0 replies, 503 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Reply to this thread