The Patient Protectors, the conservative organization founded by former President Richard Nixon, has been trying to convince Republicans in Congress that the Affordable Care Law, which became law in 2010, is a better health care law than the law Republicans enacted in 2010.
The group has released a number of ads in recent months trying to change the minds of members of Congress who have opposed the law.
One ad, for instance, shows the Republican senator from Alaska, Lisa Murkowski, saying that she is “very disappointed” that the GOP has “not given up on repealing and replacing Obamacare.”
She then says, “I know this is the worst thing I’ve ever seen,” adding, “You should have voted for it in 2010.”
The ad has caused an uproar on Capitol Hill, with Democrats calling it a political stunt and Republicans accusing it of trying to influence the election.
A spokesperson for Murkowski told CNN that the ad was “not true” and that Murkowski is “disappointed that a former colleague would try to push her personal political agenda.”