July 4th, 2010
08:53 AM ET
4 years ago

DNC ad targets Boehner and Barton

Washington (CNN) – The Democratic National Committee is rolling out a new television commercial that criticizes two Republicans – one for his comments on the Gulf oil spill and the other for his recent comments about Capitol Hill's response to the financial crisis that began in late 2008.

The ad hits House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, over his comments last week to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, where he said the financial regulatory overhaul favored by Democrats amounted to "killing an ant with a nuclear weapon."

The ad's narrator retorts: "An ant? Eight million jobs lost and Boehner still sides with Wall Street."

The other Republican criticized in the ad is Texas Rep. Joe Barton – who endured weeks of criticism after he apologized to BP over the $20 billion account to pay damages claims that the company created at the request of President Barack Obama.

The 30-second spot will start airing Tuesday on cable stations.


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