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.
The National Republican Congressional Committee has stolen the Lumberjack Song for an ad against Cindy Axne in Iowa. While we sue these low life thieving reprobates lets VOTE for Cindy to piss them off. Are all Republicans now lawless? Whatever happened to America?
— Eric Idle (@EricIdle) September 18, 2020