Last night, Senate candidate Rep. Roy Blunt (R-MO) posted a YouTube video to his campaign website, which simply played audio of his opponent, Robin Carnahan (D), explaining why she doesn’t oppose the Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero. However, Carnahan’s words were played over a graphic image of smoldering wreckage from the Twin Towers. Watch it:
This morning, a St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter asked Blunt about the ad. Blunt told the reporter he didn’t know about the ad, and it disappeared from the campaign’s website moments later. A spokesman subsequently told the reporter that ad was removed because it “didn’t reflect the right tone.” The ad has re-appeared, but now shows pictures of Carnahan with President Obama instead of graphic Ground Zero damage. (HT: Fired Up! Missouri)
Last month, Blunt was one of 155 Republicans to vote against a benefits bill for emergency workers who responded to the 9/11 attacks.