Presidential candidate Ron Paul's campaign committee is suing the unidentified makers of a video that alleged ex-Republican rival Jon Huntsman was un-American because he adopted daughters from China and India.
Press coverage of the video has been “scathingly negative” toward Paul because of the assumption that he was behind it, lawyers for the campaign said. The filmmakers use the pseudonym NHLiberty4Paul, “which further implies that plaintiff created endorsed or is affiliated in some way with the video and its contents,” the campaign's lawyers added.
In a video posted on YouTube (below), Huntsman is seen holding his daughter Gracie shortly after she was adopted from China. The screen then blackens and red letters appear asking "American values? Or Chinese?"
The video is still up as of Wednesday morning, and has more than 300,000 views. Ex-Utah Gov. Huntsman, a former ambassador to China, announced January 16 that he would drop out of the Republican presidential race and endorse former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.