An Alabama congressman running for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ former Senate seat is facing criticism for using in a campaign ad audio recorded of the June shooting that seriously injured House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise.
The ad opens with the sounds of gunfire and frantic yelling from the shooting, which took place during a congressional baseball team practice, NBC News reports. Text on screen then calls attention to the fact that the gunman was a supporter of former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Sanders has previously referred to the shooting as a “despicable act.”
Tea Party favorite Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., says in the ad that despite the fact he was present for the June shooting, he remains a steadfast Second Amendment supporter.