Conservatives launched a new campaign on Monday in an effort to paint President Barack Obama as a bully.
The new ad titled “Barack Obama is a bully” shows a woman holding a sign that reads “Bully Obama, bully the media” and features a clip of the president on an airplane yelling at reporters.
“The president is a man of his word,” the narrator says.
“He’s always on top of his responsibilities, he’s never afraid to take a stand.
When you’re in office, there’s no need to bully anyone.”
The narrator goes on to say that Obama “has a history of breaking the law, lying to Congress, abusing power, and using the office of the presidency as a way to bully and bully the press.”
Conservatives have been critical of Obama’s handling of the 2012 Benghazi attacks and his response to the deaths of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans in a 2012 attack in Libya.
They’ve accused him of being a “soft touch” on Russia.
Obama is expected to deliver a major speech to a joint session of Congress next week.
He has previously defended his handling of Benghazi and the 2012 attacks.
“What I want to do is get our troops out of harm’s way and make sure that we’re doing everything we can to be prepared for any eventuality,” Obama said at a September 2012 press conference.
“There are going to be situations where there is a heightened threat, and I’ll always be ready to defend the United States of America, whatever the situation may be.
And the more information we get, the better prepared we are to deal with that threat.”