Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-Toms River) has begun airing two new TV ads today centering on Democrat Andy Kim’s involvement in Rise Stronger, a group his campaign calls a “radical resistance organization.”
The two ads allege that Kim promoted books written by a convicted cop killer and domestic terrorist, and say that the former Obama White House said was allied with an “extremist who called for ‘jihad’ against the President and the United States of America.”
“Andy Kim has a disturbing disregard for the truth and it reared its head again during a Facebook Live event with the Asbury Park Press. The resistance group he started was not simply a ‘Facebook group’. How many Facebook groups do you know have a Board of Directors, incorporate in Delaware and file with the IRS?” said MacArthur. “Andy Kim is not the bipartisan moderate he claims to be. He is running to protest Trump, not serve South Jersey. He started a resistance group, planned a conference, promoted books by a cop killer and a domestic terrorist, organized national resistance marches, and produced literature and other promotional materials calling for revolution. This is no moderate. He is partisan warrior, plain and simple.”
MacArthur also accused Kim for of lying about the resistance organization he founded after Donald Trump was elected president.
Kim told the Asbury Park Press that he started a Facebook group. The MacArthur campaign says “hee really founded a national organization that incorporated and organized conventions and national protests.”