NRCC Ad Highlighting Nolan’s Votes to Release Terrorists and Defund Our Troops

September 23, 2014

Today, the National Republican Congressional Committee released the following ad in Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District. The ad, titled “Two Votes,” highlights Rep. Rick Nolan’s two dangerous votes to release terrorists from Guantanamo Bay and to defund our troops.

  • Rick Nolan voted to allow the transfer or release of Guantanamo Bay detainees to their country of origin or to any other foreign country. (Roll Call #323, 6/19/14)
  • Rick Nolan voted to end America’s ability to pursue Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups.  He voted to end counterterrorism operations against Al Qaeda in Yemen and al-Shabab in the Horn of Africa. (Roll Call #330, 6/19/14)

Click here to watch the ad: NRCC Comment: “With the growing threat of terrorism around the globe and here at home, Rick Nolan’s votes to release terrorists from Guantanamo Bay and defund our counterterrorism operations are dangerous and reckless. Rick Nolan has spent his career in Congress opposing our military and our veterans.” – Tyler Q. Houlton, NRCC Spokesman Transcript: ANNCR: We all know the growing threat we face today. JOURNALISTS: Are they coming for us? They are actively working to come for us. ISIS is no longer some fringe terrorist group These fighters could be a significant threat to our homeland. ANNCR: What we don’t know is why Congressman Rick Nolan voted to release terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay, and then voted against funding for our troops fighting the war on terror. Rick Nolan voted, now it’s our turn. The National Republican Congressional Committee is responsible for the content of this advertising.