Eric Idle Vows To Sue GOP Over Monty Python Song

The Hill reports:

English actor and comedian Eric Idle on Friday threatened to sue the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) for using a Monty Python song in a political attack ad released Tuesday.

Idle, a member of legendary British comedy group, tweeted that the congressional committee had “stolen” Monty Python’s “Lumberjack Song” in an ad criticizing Democratic Rep. Cindy Axne (Iowa).

Axne is currently running against former Iowa Rep. David Young (R), whom she defeated in 2018. Recent polling published by FiveThirtyEight places Axne approximately 11 percentage points ahead of Young.