This week, the Congressional Integrity Project launched a new mobile billboard in Tompkinsville, Kentucky, after an investigation by the Associated Press revealed House Oversight Chairman James Comer has a shady shell company and used to do business with a donor, which he failed to disclose. The billboard circled Tompkinsville, including his district office and the land owned by his shell company. However, the mobile billboard truck driver, who was scheduled to drive for eight hours, was forced to leave town after less than two hours out of fear for their safety after being harassed and threatened by James Comer’s supporters all morning. The driver, on behalf of CIP, was performing a legal, First Amendment-protected activity. A call from CIP’s counsel to the local police department yielded no help in curbing the harassment.
The Congressional Integrity Project then called on James Comer to condemn his supporters for their threats and harassment which included pickup trucks following the driver, cutting the driver off, and cursing the driver at every stop. Comer remained silent.
Watch the video played by the billboard truck here and
This week, the Congressional Integrity Project also launched a new paid digital ad campaign in the seventeen Republican House districts across the country that were won by President Biden in 2020.
The ads call out the Biden 17 members for voting for the sham impeachment inquiry and highlight the immense failures of the MAGA House GOP this year. The ads also call on the Biden 17 to stop the massively unpopular, evidence-free impeachment of President Biden and instead focus on the priorities that matter most to Americans across the country like access to health care and the cost of living.
The ads are part of a months-long, seven-figure, no-holds-barred advocacy campaign, run by the Congressional Integrity Project, targeting members of the Biden 17 and holding Republicans accountable for ignoring critical priorities and instead, focusing on bogus investigations and an impeachment inquiry to hurt President Biden and help Donald Trump return to the White House.
Former ambassador Norm Eisen, Joshua Matz, constitutional author and counsel in the impeachments of Donald Trump, and Leslie Dach, senior advisor to the Congressional Integrity Project, joined a press call hosted by the CIP and discussed the bogus impeachment inquiry of President Biden, the wrong priorities of the MAGA GOP, and former Ambassador Eisen and Joshua Matz’s latest bipartisan analysis of the House impeachment process The analysis was published in Just Security and concludes that there is no basis for a Biden impeachment inquiry.
Last week, House Republicans, led by James Comer and Jim Jordan, voted to officially open an impeachment inquiry into President Biden despite not having a shred of evidence that President Biden committed any wrongdoing, let alone anything that warrants impeachment. This entire year, the GOP House has ignored the important issues that affect Americans, such as increasing access to health care or addressing the cost of living. Instead, at Donald Trump’s direction, they have pursued a partisan political stunt, designed to hurt President Biden ahead of the 2024 election, all to distract from Trump’s 91 criminal indictments and help him return to the White House.
Watch the full press briefing here.
CIP sent out 5 rapid-response products, including statements, fact sheets, and roundups.
Congressional Integrity Project launched a new mobile billboard in Tompkinsville, KY, where a new investigation by the Associated Press revealed House Oversight Chairman James Comer owns land in Tompkinsville with a long-time donor through a shady shell company
- MEDIA ADVISORY: CIP Launches Mobile Billboard in Tompkinsville, KY Calling Comer Out for His Shady Business Deals and Shell Company
- Congressional Integrity Project Calls on Rep. James Comer to Condemn His Supporters for Harassing, Threatening Driver of Billboard Truck
- Congressional Integrity Project Launches Mobile Billboard in Tompkinsville, KY Calling Out James Comer for His Shady Business Deals and Shell Company
CIP hosted a virtual press briefing to discuss the bogus impeachment inquiry of President Biden, the wrong priorities of the MAGA GOP, and former Ambassador Eisen and Joshua Matz’s latest bipartisan analysis of the House impeachment process.
- Congressional Integrity Project Hosts Press Briefing Featuring Former Ambassador Norm Eisen to Discuss House Republicans’ Impeachment Inquiry of President Biden and Their Wrong Priorities
CIP launched a new paid digital ad campaign in the seventeen Republican House districts across the country that were won by President Biden in 2020. The ads call out the Biden 17 members for voting for the sham impeachment inquiry and highlight the immense failures of the MAGA House GOP this year.
- CIP Launches New Ads in Biden 17 GOP Districts Calling on Members to Stop Bogus Biden Impeachment and Focus on Constituents’ Priorities (with variations for each member)
CIP was mentioned or quoted in the following 6 articles or news appearances.
Louisville Courier Journal: Left-leaning group goes after James Comer with attack ad in his hometown. “The billboard, which plays an about one-minute YouTube video, was created by the Congressional Integrity Project, a left-leaning group. It believes ‘Comer must answer for his blatant hypocrisy and come clean to the American public and the people he represents about his shady financial dealings,’ according to Kyle Herrig, the project’s executive director.” [Louisville Courier Journal, 12/18/23]
The Hill: Comer pushes back on reporting on ‘shell company’ to manage land. “Still, Comer’s business dealings have become a target for some on the left, with the Congressional Integrity Project launching a mobile billboard Monday criticizing him for ‘hiding assets’ in an ad displayed on a truck in Tompkinsville, Ky.” [The Hill, 12/18/23]
Semafor Principals Newsletter: “The left-leaning Congressional Integrity Project plans to launch a mobile billboard in Tompkinsville, Ky., where an AP investigation revealed Rep. James Comer, R-Ky. — co-leader of the Biden impeachment inquiry — owns land under a shell company along with a longtime donor.” [Semafor, 12/18/23]
Oregon Capital Chronicle: Oregon Rep. Lori Chavez-DeRemer reflects on first year in office. “But most attacks come from Democratic groups nationally and in her district, which has more registered Democrats than Republicans. The Washington, D.C.-based Congressional Integrity Project labeled Chavez-DeRemer one of its ‘Biden 17’ – Republican members of Congress in districts won by President Joe Biden – and has spent more than $1 million on digital ads targeting Chavez-DeRemer and other vulnerable Republicans over their support for Johnson and an impeachment inquiry.” [Oregon Capital Chronicle, 12/19/23]
Washington Examiner: Biden-district Republicans targeted in new attack ads over impeachment inquiry votes. “The Democratic-aligned Congressional Integrity Project launched an ad campaign on Wednesday targeting vulnerable Republicans running in Biden-won districts over their vote to advance the inquiry, underscoring the political risk that vote could hold as the incumbent lawmakers seek reelection in their competitive districts. The ads are part of a seven-figure advocacy campaign launched by the group earlier this year targeting the 17 Republicans holding House seats in districts that voted for Biden, attacking the lawmakers for ‘ignoring critical priorities’ and instead focusing on ‘bogus investigations.’” [Washington Examiner, 12/20/23]
LoHud: Jones slams Lawler for backing House GOP’s ‘sham’ Biden impeachment inquiry. “Democrats have pounced on the inquiry as a political liability for vulnerable Republicans with tough re-election races ahead in 2024. A Democratic group called the Congressional Integrity Project announced the start of an ad campaign on Wednesday that uses the inquiry to attack Lawler and the 16 other GOP House members representing districts Biden won in 2020.” [LoHud, 12/20/21]