THE LINCOLN PROJECT LAUNCHES NEW NATIONAL AD AGAINST TX GOV. GREG ABBOTT

September 17, 2021 — Today, The Lincoln Project has released a new ad that will air nationally on the Longhorn Network during the University of Texas vs. Rice football game on Saturday, September 18.

The ad, titled “Abbott’s Wall,” is a visual reminder of Governor Greg Abbott’s failure to keep Texans safe from COVID-19. Texas is among the states leading the nation in virus deaths, with more than 3,800,000 diagnosed with COVID-19. In Texas alone, more than 60,000 people have died — enough coffins to stretch from Austin to San Antonio.

“We’re reminding Texans—and all Americans—that there are real and deadly consequences to playing politics with public health,” said Lincoln Project co-founder Reed Galen. “Governor Greg Abbott has failed Texas to the tune of 60,000 dead neighbors, friends, and family. Instead of recognizing his failure and working with public health officials to protect Texans, Abbott digs in further; ratcheting up his radical, anti-science, anti-vax approach to the pandemic. Texas cannot afford, or survive, the reign of this extremist Governor.”

The full ad can be viewed here.

The Lincoln Project is a group of dedicated Americans who worked to defeat Donald J. Trump and continue to fight on behalf of American democracy.

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