HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — You may have seen a billboard here in Madison County calling for Representative Mo Brooks to step down.
Well, it's not the only one.
There's several more like these across the country sponsored by a group that formed following the capitol riots. The billboard campaign is backed by a group called the Republican Accountability Project that was launched last month.
"Actions have consequences, and when you're an elected official, your words matter," says Republican Accountability Project Director, and former Coronavirus Task Force Advisor to former Vice President Mike Pence, Olivia Troye.
The group's director says the billboard campaign stemmed from false claims about the 2020 election by former President Donald Trump and a number of Republican leaders.
"All of these lies and inciteful rhetoric and calling for - and action and violence, and going to battle and giving your life for it, and all of this type of language led to what we saw happen on January 6th," she says.
WZDX News reached out to Brooks' press secretary who declined to comment. However in response to the billboards, Brooks tweeted just a week ago in part that he would "Proudly stand with senators Cruz & Hawley..."
Both are among the eleven elected leaders across the country who are also plastered on billboards, asked to step down from their positions.
Joye says the billboards will stay up until the end of this month and are just phase one of their campaign. They plan on running another ad this coming week in 22 states, Alabama is one of them.
"It's tailored towards Republican senators. Reminding them and asking for the conviction of Donald Trump as this impeachment trial kicks off," says Joye.
Joye says this project is in it for the long haul. "We plan to stand in the primaries, by the principal Republicans and we plan to hopefully weed out the MAGA candidates who are going to be out there running for office or running for election," she says.
The billboards of Congressman Brooks are in four locations:
S MEM PKWY EL S/O BOB WALLACE FN (facing north)
I-565 SL .6 MI W/O ZIERDT RD FW (west)
HWY 72 W SL .5 MI E/O SLAUGHTER RD FE (east)
HWY 72 W SL E/O CO LINE RD @ MM 86.95 FW (WEST)