McCain Family Rips GOP Ads Using Late Senator's Likeness

posted by Alex Razo - 

The family of John McCain say they're 'disappointed' to see footage of the late Senator used in political attack ads. 

GOP ads in Michigan and Arizona include clips of McCain criticizing the Democratic candidates. A spokesman said the family is 'disappointed' to see McCain's image being 'weaponized' and 'politicized' so soon after his passing. 

The family also says the National Republican Congressional Committee, who released the ads, did not seek the family's permission or approval to use McCain's likeness. 

As NBC News reports:

The first ad goes after Ann Kirkpatrick, the Democratic nominee for Arizona's 2nd congressional district. The spot features a clip of McCain slamming Kirkpatrick over her positions on economic issues during her unsuccessful bid for his U.S. Senate seat in 2016.

The second ad targets Elissa Slotkin, the Democratic nominee for Michigan's 8th congressional district. The clip features a video of McCain criticizing Slotkin during a Senate hearing at which she was a witness.

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