A white Republican congressman from Arkansas has denounced an ad being aired on radio stations near Little Rock that calls for black voters to support GOP candidates because a "white girl" could "cry rape" against an African-American man and "white Democrats" would side with the accuser.
“I condemn this outrageous ad in the strongest terms. There’s no place in Arkansas for this nonsense," Rep. French Hill said, according to a tweet from a CNN reporter.
Rep. French Hill in a statement to CNN: “I condemn this outrageous ad in the strongest terms. There’s no place in Arkansas for this nonsense.” https://t.co/Lj81UYwHez— Dan Merica (@merica) October 18, 2018
The minutelong ad features a scripted conversation between two black women talking about why they will support Rep. French Hill for a third term on Nov. 6 and refers to the allegations of sexual assault by Christine Blasey Ford and several other women against recently confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh,
"What do you think about what's happening in Washington?" one woman asks.
"Our congressman, French Hill, and the Republicans know that it's dangerous to change the presumption of innocence to a presumption of guilt, especially for black men," the other says. "If the Democrats can do that to a white justice of the Supreme Court, with no evidence, no corroboration, and all of her witnesses, including her best friend, say it didn't happen, what will happen to our husbands, our fathers, or our sons when a white girl lies on them?"
"Girl, white Democrats would be lynching black folk again," the first voice says.
"Honey, I've always told my son, 'Don't be messing around with that.' If you get caught, she will cry 'rape,'" the second woman says.
"I'm voting to keep Congressman French Hill and the Republicans because we have to protect our men and boys. We can't afford to let white Democrats take us back to bad, old days of race verdicts, life sentences, and lynchings when a white girl screams 'rape,'" the lady says.
The ad was paid for by a group called Black Americans for the President's Agenda and states at the end that it was not authorized by Hill.
A RealClearPolitics analysis of the race states Hill has the edge against his opponent, Democrat Clarke Tucker.