State Rep. Arnold Mooney (R-Indian Springs) has released another video ad in Alabama’s 2020 U.S. Senate race, with this one standing out not only for its unique rhetoric, but a hardline immigration policy proposal, too.
Entitled, “Border on Fire,” the 30-second video on Friday was posted to Mooney’s campaign YouTube account.
A narrator opens by saying, “Our southern border is on fire. Illegal aliens swarm, opioids flow, Americans die.”
Over images of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), the narrator continues, “Establishment politicians say they’re tough on immigration but do nothing.”
“Who has the cojones to actually do something?” the narrator asks.
The candidate then appears, speaking directly into the camera.
“I’m Arnold Mooney,” he announces, the camera starting to slowly zoom in.
“Let’s finally build that dadgum wall,” Mooney says, “and cut legal immigration.”
“Yeah, I said ‘legal.’ We can put America first, or we can keep emptying out Central America,” he emphasizes.
This comes after Mooney’s first video ad, which was on television for a week, focused on his faith.
Former Auburn University head football coach Tommy Tuberville also released a video ad this week, centered on him being the only competitive GOP candidate in the race who has never before held or ran for elected office.
Other candidates include Congressman Bradley Byrne (AL-01), Secretary of State John Merrill and former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.
Update 2:15 p.m.:
Mooney’s campaign has informed Yellowhammer News that “Border on Fire” is up on television statewide for at least a week.
Sean Ross is the editor for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @sean_yhn