McConnell campaign uses IRS scandal to spotlight criticism of the Obama administration

05/29/2013 10:06 AM

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s criticism of the Obama administration is put on display in a new online campaign ad that puts the IRS scandal in the spotlight.

The online video paints a timeline leading up to the IRS acknowledging that conservative groups had been unfairly targeted by stitching together clips of McConnell voicing concerns about the IRS over the past year.

The campaign even seeks to make an example of the lack of accountability of the Obama administration by drawing comparisons between Richard Nixon and Obama with vintage video footage of Nixon.

According to ABC News the video was produced by political filmmaker Lucas Baiano, who also produced the video for McConnell to reach more than one million views on YouTube.

See the video below:

Pundits have said that the IRS scandal would be McConnell’s “ticket to ride” in the 2014 election. The new ad is a signal that the scandal will play a central role in his re-election bid.

The video shows pundits from both sides of the aisle expressing outrage at the IRS scandal, illustrating that it is an issue that reaches across party lines.

“Millions of Americans, regardless of their political persuasion, are horrified by the bullying and intimidation tactics of the Obama administration,” said campaign manager Jesse Benton. “Senator McConnell was the first to speak out on this issue, and is committed to leading a full investigation to make sure this unacceptable behavior never happens again.”

The online video is the first campaign ad of the year to spotlight the IRS scandal and is set to be targeted to a large online audience.

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