The head of a watchdog group that monitors the federal budget is defending his organization's use of a controversial television commercial that offers a chilling view of the future of the United States and its relationship with China.
Tom Schatz, president of Citizens Against Government Waste, and Keith Boykin, a political pundit and editor of a news website, squared off on CNBC Monday over whether the ad represents partisan politics.
“It’s clearly a partisan ad, and I think it’s aimed a few days before the election at Democrats, who are running for re-election in the midterms,” said Keith Boykin, a progressive activist, editor of the Daily Voice and a former special assistant to President Bill Clinton.
“So whether or not you agree with the debt issue, this is clearly a partisan,” Boykin added.
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) produced the commercial, which is running on several networks.
Boykin called CAGW a conservative group that gets some of its funding from the tobacco industry and Exxon Mobil .