Brian Mast ad hits Lauren Baer over response to 9/11
Republican U.S. Rep. Brian Mast is going after his Democratic opponent, Lauren Baer, over an article Baer wrote while attending Harvard which criticized American foreign policy in the immediate aftermath of 9/11.
The pair is currently competing in Florida’s 18th Congressional District. Mast’s new minute-long ad, titled “Sacrifice,” features former New York City police officer John Napolitano discussing the death of his son, a New York City firefighter with FDNY Rescue 2. Napolitano then hammers Baer, assailing her criticism.
“On Sept. 11, 2001, my son John was one of the heroes never recovered,” Napolitano begins.
“When I got to the Trade Center, I wrote a big message in the ash to my son. I wrote, ‘Rescue 2, John Napolitano. I’m here and I love you. Dad.’ I thought to myself, that if he was looking down on me, I was telling him that I loved him,” Napolitano says through tears.
“While I was looking for my son, Ms. Baer was writing a paper about our country’s shameful history, that this country would be more humane and more humble. If I could ask Ms. Baer, after my son made the supreme sacrifice, what could he have possibly done