The Republican National Congressional Committee uses threatening language to push Republicans into repeated monthly donations.
The NRCC, which raises funds and works to elect Republicans to the House, warns people against unchecking this pre-checked box:
The text appears on the WinRed fundraising platform. The NRCC links directly to the page from its website.
Donors who don’t uncheck the box – including those who haven’t even noticed – will see the money withdrawn from their accounts each month. The Trump campaign used a similar fundraising tactic in the 2020 election, The New York Times reported over the weekend.
The Trump-style message drew criticism on Twitter.
NRCC spokesman Michael McAdams played down the controversy, telling Insider that the group “uses the same standards accepted and used by Democrats and Republicans across the digital fundraising ecosystem.”
Chris Hayes of MSNBC on Wednesday called the NRCC’s message “downright totalitarian.”
“Instead of thanking you, the NRCC says it will personally tell Dear Leader that you are a traitor unless you donate more,” explained the “All In” host.
He also showed other posts that the GOP group uses to scare people into making recurring donations.
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