January 30, 2019

Trump Super PAC Launches Seven-Figure Angel Mom Ad Buy Pushing for Border Wall: ‘My Separation is Permanent’

President Donald Trump’s Super PAC America First Policies has launched a seven-figure ad buy targeting several top Democrats in Congress with a message from Angel Mom Michelle Root, whose daughter Sarah was murdered by an illegal alien in 2016.

The digital ad buy, Breitbart News has learned, is part of a broader $1.1 million campaign that will target key lawmakers in states across the country, specifically in Florida, Ohio, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Alabama, urging constituents in those states to call their representatives and senators to push for funding for President Trump’s planned wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

The digital ads include specific phone numbers for people in those states to call their senators and representatives, like Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) of Alabama or Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) of Ohio, among others.

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It has been repurposed for digital distribution across Facebook and other social media platforms for the buy zoning in on the wall negotiations as a bipartisan bicameral conference committee begins discussions this week after the longest government shutdown in history ended late last week. The government is open until Feb. 15–a 21-day-long reprieve after Trump went to the mattresses to secure wall funding but Democrats blocked him–at which point if there is no deal to keep government open there may be another shutdown.

Democrat leadership on Capitol Hill has flatly refused to fund Trump’s wall, but some rank-and-file Democrats across the House and Senate conferences have broken with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer saying they would be open to funding a wall. Clearly, this new ad push from America First Policies is aiming its significant financial firepower at exacerbating those Democrat splits amid these negotiations.

In the ad that America First is airing, Root’s mother names her daughter’s killer Edwin Mejia. According to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Most Wanted website, Mejia remains at-large on the run from authorities after he killed Sarah Root.

“Subject is a 19-year old citizen of Honduras, an at-large illegal alien, currently wanted for motor vehicle homicide,” ICE’s Most Wanted website posting on Mejia says. “In 2016, Mejia was arrested for felony driving under the influence of liquor, after he struck a vehicle that allegedly caused the death of a young woman. He unlawfully entered the U.S. in 2013 and despite numerous attempts by ICE to locate his whereabouts, he currently remains at-large.”
ICE includes a warning that Mejia, like other subjects listed on its Most Wanted section, is considered dangerous and the public should not attempt to apprehend him but instead notify authorities if they see him.

Michelle Root’s plea to the public is that America sees the effects of illegal immigration.

“I want the American people to see what devastation illegal aliens cause,” she says in the America First Policies ad…. “My separation is permanent. I want to see that wall built.”

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