Ron Hanks Uses His Own Insurrection Footage In Campaign Ad

Logging into the permanent record, here’s Republican U.S. Senate candidate “Raging” Ron Hanks breaking what we think could be new ground, which he didn’t when he blew up a copy machine labeled “DOMINION VOTING MACHINE” for his campaign launch video in imitation Marjorie Taylor Greene and others.

In a new campaign video out today, Hanks appears to include footage of himself marching to the Capitol on January 6th, 2021 to witness–bear in mind that Hanks was not himself charged with entering the Capitol or attacking police–what became a violent insurrection to disrupt the certification of Joe Biden’s victory:

We’re not making the mistake of re-uploading Hanks’ video to YouTube this time, since the last time we did our account was hit with a “misinformation strike.” But at about 16 seconds into the ad above, you can see footage from January 6th that includes a man with a green hat and a knit hat walking with the crowd. That’s Rep. Hanks, as you can see in the photo below on the right:

This image is from Hanks’ news page and yes, he meant January 6th. That or his flight home was really memorable.

But again, this we think is ground broken: the first U.S. Senate candidate from Colorado, maybe the first U.S. Senate candidate anywhere, to use footage of themselves from the scene of the January 6th insurrection in a campaign video.

We never said it was good. We just think he’s the first.

18 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. NOV GOP meltdown says:

    Re-securing America by attacking, dividing and destabilizing America. At least the hypocrisy is on brand.

    • Conserv. Head Banger says:

      “attacking, dividing, destabilizing…..” Which is exactly what Putin’s lapdog, Trump, was assigned to help get done.

      Of course, “we all know” that Russian involvement in US elections since 2015, or earlier, is just a “hoax.”

  2. Sparky says:

    Just par for the course for Ron's base – they eat this stuff up in Klañon City.

  3. skeptical citizen says:

    What is his Insurrectionist Party platform?

    • kwtree says:

      You can read his incoherent blather on his website.  Or just note what Pear puts up here – it's basically the same shite.

      Interesting bio notes, though, on what's NOT on Hanks' current campaign site:

      1. His expertise in drone warfare, which was heavily featured in his 2010 California run. This is interesting because a drone threat, intended to evacuate the Capitol into the teeth of the mob, was made the day before by someone with expertise in secured airspace communication- which Hanks would have had.

      2. Anything about his 2010 California run, for which he was definitely NOT "proven Conservative leadership", and would be a RINO by his own or the modern Colorado GOP standards.

  4. JohnInDenver says:

    Maybe Hanks stayed out all night and having a Jan 7 breakfast with potential supporters? 

  5. Lauren Boebert is a Worthless POS says:

    Why would anyone be surprised?

    First of all, should he ultimately win the nomination, he knows that Bennet and DSCC will flood the state with ads highlighting his involvement with 1/6. Might as well get people accustomed to hearing about it now so the shock value will diminish by autumn.

    Second, this is a big plus in the GOP primary since the screwballs and nut jobs (I'm looking at you, Mushroom Head) are the ones who are most likely to vote. This appeals to their darker demons.

    Finally, Hanks' only real chance of winning in November is if the wave that is coming is big enough that it washes Thurston out of office (i.e., think 2010 when someone who was considered to be an extremist at that time came very close to defeating Bennet).

    People sometimes get lucky and that is what Hanks is betting on happening in the fall. He just needs to win the nomination to get there.

  6. The realist says:

    I'm thankful to finally see what Loren Hanks was wearing that day (and by the way, why do we have two idiotic elected officials in Colorado named Loren/Lauren?!). I've periodically looked through FBI photos and videos of the Jan 6th perps they're still looking for. The two hats and green jacket will make it easier to spot him in incriminating photos. 

    • Lauren Boebert is a Worthless POS says:

      "and by the way, why do we have two idiotic elected officials in Colorado named Loren/Lauren?"

      Coincidence? Not to those who believe that there are no coincidences.

      Where they go one, they go all. The plan will be revealed.

    • kwtree says:

      realist, you may want to check sedition hunters perp sheet at, and forward them Hanks' campaign video.

      Sedition Hunters keeps a photo log of all the insurrectionists caught and not caught. I did a quick peruse, didn't see Hanks.

      The monikers attached to these folks are entertaining, by the way: #gingerchinpelt, #rottenolive, #leathergether, for example.

      What would you call Loren? #TwohatsMagoo would be my contribution.

      • The realist says:

        I think #TwoHatsMagoo is just right. Yep, I've looked at sedition hunters previously. I've assumed they're prioritizing perpetrators of violence but perhaps they'd like to track Hanks simply because he's an elected state official. 

  7. kwtree says:

    And, even if he didn’t enter the Capitol building, he may have been part of the mayhem outside. He seems to be a classic bully that only needs a mob or an audience to strike out physically. 

  8. MADCO says:

    I  think Ima vote for this guy, cuz you know….Bennet is so ..bleh.
    I need a firebreathing socialist for Colorado.

    If Candi CdeBaca isn;'t runing – Imma vote for the biggest a-hole from CAlifornia or one of the Carolinas I can find.

    yeah, yeah- I owe some drinks. Where? time?

  9. Mushroom Cloud says:

    It’s wrong to consider Colorado Pols as misinformation, when it is actually propaganda.

    • spaceman2021 says:

      It’s his own campaign ad, but whatever floats your boat  

    • Gilpin Guy says:

      Says he who believes The Big Lie without question and supports the Insurrectionists who stormed the Capital.  How can anyone who claims to be truthful believe that Trump won Colorado and that those 450 thousand votes were fraudulent.  Seriously somebody has been smoking ballots to believe Trump was wronged in Colorado which was a sure win for him.  Whose propaganda are you going to believe.

      Notice this prick didn't even try to bring up the ethics of Hanks bragging about a 1/6 insurrectionist.  Pure distraction to avoid talking about what a prick Hanks is to brag about his involvement in destroying our democracy.

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