RPV condemns Dan Helmer for airing sickening ad comparing President Trump to Osama bin Laden in Tenth District Primary.
Richmond, Virginia – In the crowded Tenth District Democrat primary, some candidates deem it necessary to behave disgustingly in an attempt to gain media attention. Dan Helmer is one of those candidates.
Recently, Helmer aired an ad in which he compared President Donald Trump to notorious murderer/terrorist Osama bin Laden, who was responsible for taking the lives of nearly 3,000 innocent Americans on September 11, 2001. The tactics Helmer employed were so disgusting that they even drew the ire of Geraldine Davie, mother of Amy O’Doherty, who was tragically killed on that terrible day.
“As a mother of a 9/11 victim, not a day goes by that I do not remember the legacy of my beautiful daughter,” said Geraldine Davie. “Dan Helmer comparing our President to the man who is responsible for the murder of my child is truly disgusting. I simply do not know how he sleeps at night or looks his family in their faces.”
“Every Democrat across the country is simply running against President Trump; they have no ideas and no policies,” continued Davie. “All they have is name calling. Helmer obviously has nothing else on Barbara Comstock if this is all he can come up with. He should withdraw his name from the race, and everyone with even an ounce of decency should condemn Mr. Helmer and his horrible ad.”
The Republican Party of Virginia also vehemently condemned Helmer, calling on him to drop out of the race for VA10 as well.
“Osama bin Laden killed nearly 3,000 Americans in an attack that the American people will never forget,” said RPV Chairman John Whitbeck. “Dan Helmer’s despicable ad comparing the President of the United States to a murderous terrorist is absolutely beyond the pale. We condemn this ad in the harshest of terms, and I call upon all of Virginia’s elected officials to do the same. Dan Helmer owes the President and the victims of 9/11 a public apology. Dan Helmer has dishonored himself and his family, and should withdraw from the race immediately.”