GOP Candidate Cory Mills Proposes He’ll Tear ‘Free Media’ In New Campaign Ad

Next week Politico reported that GOP congressional hopeful Cory Mills had made his fortune selling tear gas used to Black Lives Matter protesters, the MAGA businessman brags in a new ad that “the world the liberal media are crying about it” before suggesting he would shoot them himself.

“If the media wants real tears, I can help them do it,” Mills said with a sneer, along with footage of him shooting into the gas tank.

Mills, a former Trump defense adviser and veteran, is running in the crowded GOP field to replace retired Democratic Representative Stephanie Murphy in Florida’s 7th Congressional District. Recent polls show him as one of the favorites in the field, and the self-funded candidate for the first time has garnered an impressive list of endorsements from lawmakers. support Trump and conservative groups. (Though he has yet to receive the coveted official backing from the former president himself.)

With the wealthy businessman increasingly garnering attention in the much-watched open race, Politico posted a story last month noting that he got rich thanks to his company PACEM Solutions, which sells firearms and riot control equipment to police departments and provides training to law enforcement and security agencies. private security.

Note that while “there is no problem with the company’s activities” legally, the company’s activities can prove to be “difficult” politically. Specifically, the riot bullets fired by police at Hong Kong protesters in 2019 came from a subsidiary of PACEM. Throughout 2019 and 2020, millions of protesters took to the streets against mainland China’s extradition plans — protests that drew bipartisan acclaim from US lawmakers.

Additionally, the company’s tear gas was used against racial and social justice protesters in 2020 following the murder of George Floyd, which led to investigations by national Democrats. about the health hazards of the company’s products. In response Politico’s Mills said his company was “proud” to sell tear gas to police departments and noted that the PACEM subsidiary no longer supplies rubber bullets to Hong Kong.

Mills, who recently announced that he has launched a “six figure” buy ad in the Orlando market, is not just aimed at Politico in its final campaign advertising but in the media in general. And he hinted that he would try his company’s products on reporters.

“I returned home and started a company that made riot bombs and ammunition for law enforcement. You probably know some of our work,” he boasted in the ad.

The ad then ran police firing tear gas and flash grenades in the streets, all while captions blasted “Resist reactionaries”, “radical leftist protesters” and ” Protesters have a black life problem” and flashed images of protesters washing their eyes.

“And now the liberal media are crying about it,” a beaming, blinking Mills laughs Politico’s title.

Finally, as one narrator calls Mills “a soldier, conservative, [and] outside,” the ad broadcasts the candidate firing tear gas while in tactical gear and camouflage.

“I am Cory Mills, and I accept this message,” said Mills, holding a tear gas device. “Because if the media wants real tears, I can help them do it.”

The campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment. GOP Candidate Cory Mills Proposes He’ll Tear ‘Free Media’ In New Campaign Ad


Hung is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Hung joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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