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Ad targets Rep. Bacon for not voting to impeach Trump

Posted at 6:51 PM, Feb 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-05 19:51:02-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Over the last several years, Rep. Don Bacon has won multiple close elections and has retained his spot in congress for Nebraska’s second congressional district.

His most recent win was only last November, but Democrats in congress are already targeting Bacon 21 months before he’s up for re-election.

“Sadly he’s not standing up for the people of his district,” said Maloney (D-NY).

Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney, head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said that by not voting to impeach President Trump, Congressman Don Bacon refused to hold President Trump accountable for the riots on January 6.

“He’s afraid to stand up for what’s right. He’s being a coward to stand up to these Qanon elements because they are the tail wagging the dog right now in the Republican Party in the House of representatives,” said Maloney.

They wanted Nebraskans to get the message.

So, the DCCC recently began airing an ad targeting Bacon and a handful of other Republicans. The ad accuses Bacon of siding with Trump and QAnon, because Bacon voted to not impeach Trump.

“Unfortunately, Don Bacon has been enabling those dangerous elements by refusing to hold the president accountable for the incitement of the violent attack on the capitol,” said Maloney.

3 News Now asked Congressman Bacon what he thought of the ads.

“Just not true, I condemned the violence and I condemned what I thought the president was responsible,” said Bacon.

Bacon said the ads are misleading and said he thinks Nebraskans in the Omaha-area may even get angry seeing them so early.

“It’s not what our voters, our constituents want. They want us to see people come together and they’re not, there’s all this infighting and you just see Democratic leadership throwing gas on the fire,” said Bacon.

These ads come at a time where many Republicans are fighting among themselves.

Over 60 Republican House members voted by secret ballot to remove Rep. Liz Cheney from her leadership position after she voted to impeach Trump.

Eleven Republican members of the House voted Thursday to remove Rep. Majorie Taylor Greene after social media posts came to light where she expressed support for QAnon ideology and even called for the execution of Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

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Plus, Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse severely condemned Trump for his role in the Capitol riots and hasn’t ruled out voting to remove him.

For that, Nebraska Republicans are set to vote to formally censure Sasse this month.

In a recorded message, Sasse didn’t back down.

“You are welcome to censure me again. But lets be clear on why this happening, it’s because I still believe like you used to, that politics isn’t about some weird worship of one dude,” said Sasse.

So one Nebraska member of congress gets attacked on the right for speaking out against Trump, another gets attacked on the left for not impeaching Trump.

Bacon says you’re going to get hit on both sides in this business, and while he can't control what Democrats do, he hopes Republicans get on the same page.

“If you just look at the historical odds, we have about a 95 percent chance of taking the House. But we have to get out of this circular firing squad,” said Bacon.