CNN declined to air ad that faults Biden for Laken Riley’s murder during State of the Union

Posted 33 days ago


A conservative nonprofit, Building America’s Future, hit CNN for not airing an ad that faults President Biden for Laken Riley’s tragic murder during last week’s State of the Union address, but the network insists the commercial didn’t meet its standards.

"CNN and Joe Biden are in lockstep once again," Building America’s Future Advisor Phil Cox said in a statement to Fox News Digital.

"It is shameful that CNN is censoring the truth and trying to protect President Biden by refusing to air this ad. The American people understand that Biden’s open borders agenda is responsible for the death of Laken Riley," Cox continued. "Building America’s Future won't be deterred when it comes to the important work of informing the public on how we are all less safe in Joe Biden’s America."

Riley, a 22-year-old nursing student at Augusta University, was killed while jogging on trails around the University of Georgia campus in Athens, Ga. Jose Antonio Ibarra, a 26-year-old Venezuelan national who was living illegally in the United States, has been charged with her murder.

The "Run" ad, which has gone viral on social media, was aired on Fox News Channel and MSNBC. It begins with a narrator saying, "Laken Riley should have been able to go on a run, in broad daylight without being murdered by an illegal immigrant. But Joe Biden promised not to deport illegal immigrants."

It then showed clips of Biden saying illegal immigrants "should not be the focus of deportation" and wouldn’t be "put in jail while waiting for their hearing" before the narrator evoked Riley’s alleged killer.... (Read more)