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DCCC Launches New Ad on McCormick’s Bad Medicine

Politico: Drug pushed by Rich McCormick “failed in several recent clinical trials and doctors say they can cause serious heart problems.”

Today the DCCC launched “Quack,” a new ad highlighting GA-07 Republican nominee Rich McCormick’s continued support for the dangerous, FDA-revoked drug favored by President Trump to treat symptoms of COVID-19.

In April, McCormick began promoting hydroxychloroquine despite its status as an utterly unproven drug. This month, on the same day the FDA revoked the drug’s use to treat coronavirus, McCormick’s campaign defended his recommendation and told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution his medical advice should not be questioned.

Studies show the drug McCormick touted is ineffective and connected to worsened health outcomes, leading the FDA to withdraw its emergency use authorization last week.

WATCH: “Quack”

The ad is targeted to swing voters across GA-07. “Quack” will run on YouTube starting today.

This is the DCCC’s second digital ad to run in the 7th District since Georgia’s June 9 primary, following the debut of “Silent Rich,” a new ad running on YouTube highlighting McCormick’s continued refusal to denounce a racist Georgia Republican who is being rebuked by Democrats and Republicans alike.

“Rich McCormick won’t say anything to criticize a bigoted conspiracy theorist Georgia Republican, but he won’t shut up when it comes to hawking a dangerous FDA-revoked drug,” DCCC Spokesman Avery Jaffe said. “Whether it’s his support for hydroxychloroquine or desire to dismantle our health care system, Rich McCormick is a snake oil salesman and Georgia families can’t afford his bad medicine.”  


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