From Rep. Abigail Spanberger’s campaign:
Spanberger Campaign Releases Newest TV Ad, “Safe”
GLEN ALLEN, VA — Rep. Abigail Spanberger today released her latest television ad, titled “Safe.”
The 30-second spot underscores her background and training as a CIA officer, as well as her work in Congress to strengthen U.S. border security, protect U.S. telecommunications networks, and keep Central Virginians safe from future threats.
“I have always been honored to serve our country. In the CIA, I was trained to recognize developing threats against the United States, and in Congress, I have been proud to use that experience to partner with Democrats and Republicans on critical priorities that keep our families safe and our national security strong,” said Spanberger. “From addressing our broken immigration and border security systems to making sure our country is competitive with foreign-based 5G companies like Huawei, I’ve worked to send bipartisan legislation to the President’s desk that will protect our communities from the threats of tomorrow. In a moment marked by division and doubt, we need to recognize that protecting our nation and holding our adversaries accountable is a shared responsibility, not a partisan issue.”
Spanberger’s latest ad highlights her efforts to strengthen the security of U.S. borders and points of entry.
- Last year, the President signed into law bipartisan legislation Spanberger led alongside Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) to combat the narcotics and human trafficking networks that drive violence and illegal migration across Central America.
- In January 2019, Spanberger met with the President at the White House to discuss a bipartisan path forward on strengthening U.S. border security and ending the record-long government shutdown.
- In the summer of 2019, Spanberger visited the southern border with Democratic and Republican colleagues to see the humanitarian crisis and security situation at the border firsthand.
“Safe” also emphasizes Spanberger’s work to hold China accountable and protect the United States from future telecommunications threats.
- Earlier this year, the President signed into law Spanberger’s bipartisan, bicameral bill to develop a national 5G strategy in the face of foreign-based competition and security risks posed by companies such as Huawei, whose close ties to Chinese military and intelligence services represent direct threats to U.S. privacy interests.
- Spanberger led legislation passed in the U.S. House to ban the app TikTok on U.S. Transportation Security Administration-issued phones.
- Spanberger has been vocal about reasserting U.S. global leadership during the COVID-19 crisis and preventing the United States from ceding ground to China.
- Spanberger is a former CIA case officer and federal law enforcement agent. At the CIA, she worked counterrorism and nuclear non-proliferation cases, and at the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, she worked narcotics and money laundering cases as part of the Dangerous Mails team.
- In Congress, Spanberger is a Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.