Yet Another Republican Ad Features Russian Footage
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October 7, 2022

Two weeks ago, Kevin McCarthy and the GOP used some footage of Russians in their Commitment To America video.

Now, per Heartland Signal, Kari Lake has done the same thing in one of her campaign ads, which ironically had to do with securing the borders:

Heartland Signal expands further:

The ad opens showing Lake and says she will “stand with Arizona’s border sheriffs,” a plea to anti-immigration voters. It immediately cuts to footage of marching troops. Those troops are Russian soldiers, not Arizona National Guardsmen.

Heartland Signal reports, “this footage can be found in its original form on the stock footage website Shutterstock, which shows that the troops are, in fact, Russian soldiers marching in a victory parade.”

“Another website called Russian Army Shop sells the very same uniforms shown in the footage, which is the desert camouflage version of Russian Army fatigues. These are very different from the Arizona National Guard uniforms.”

Her Democratic opponent, Katie Hobbs, blasted Lake for this and said that it showed Lake was unfit for office. I'm not sure that I would go that far, especially not when there are so many other, stronger reasons why Lake is not fit to be governor.

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