The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s (DCCC) attacks against House Republicans for their alleged support for the QAnon conspiracy theory have received backlash from some Democrats themselves.
The DCCC launched over a half-million-dollar television and digital ad campaign accusing Republicans of standing “with Q and now with you.”
The ads targeted many swing district Republicans, such as Reps. Mike Garcia (R-CA), Young Kim (R-CA), Michelle Steel (R-CA), Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL), Don Bacon (R-NE), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Beth Van Duyne (R-TX), and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
Contrary to the ads’ messaging, 146 House Republicans voted in favor last October of a resolution condemning QAnon. This would suggest that the QAnon conspiracy theory is not in the mainstream of the Republican Party.
Now, multiple Democrats are concerned about the potential backlash the ad campaign might have, worrying the attacks stray away from “fact.”
Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) told Politico, “I want to see the