An ad attacking Hillary Clinton set to air during Tuesday night’s Democratic debate employs images of the four Americans killed in the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, including prominent placement of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens’ gravestone.
The 30-second TV ad, titled “I’d Like To Ask,” was released by the Stop Hillary PAC online on Monday. The spot is scheduled to run nationally during the first Democratic debate in a $105,000 ad buy, with local runs in Charlotte, S.C., Tampa, Fla., Las Vegas, and Cleveland, Ohio before and during the debate, according to a strategy memo provided to TPM.
The ad will also run in New York City and Washington D.C. during the debate.
Politico reported the ad is scheduled to air during the debate, but did not say how much the group is planning to spend or where it will air.
“Dear Hillary Clinton,” the black-and-white ad opens, with an image of Glen Doherty, a CIA contractor killed in the attack. “I’d like to ask you why you ignored calls for help in Benghazi and then four Americans were murdered.”
“I’d like to know why you lied, saying the attack was a response to an internet video,” the voiceover continues, flashing an image of Tyrone Woods, a contractor who was also killed in the attack on Sept. 11, 2012.
“I’d like to hear why you tried to silence the Benghazi whistleblower,” the ad continues, flashing an image of slain American Sean Smith.
“But Mrs. Clinton, I can’t. What difference does it make?” the ad asks over a photo of Stevens. The spot then flashes over to Stevens’ grave with the usual Federal Election Commission disclaimer notice.
Watch the full ad below:
This post has been updated.