USAToday reports a Republican-affiliated PAC ran an ad during the Democratic presidential debate calling out “socialism” and asking if voters wanted progressive Democrats like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., to be the future of America.
The video is narrated by Elizabeth Heng, a former Republican congressional candidate in California, and was run by a PAC that aims to recruit more diverse Republican political candidates.
“This is the face of socialism,” Heng says, as a picture of Ocasio-Cortez burns and cuts away to scenes of the Cambodian genocide.
“That’s socialism,” she says of the authoritarian Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia.
“Mine is a face of freedom, my skin is not white, I’m not outrageous, racist, nor socialist. I’m a Republican,” she concludes.
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Per RollCall, Ocasio-Cortez responded to the ad on Twitter, writing, “Republicans are running TV ads setting pictures of me on fire to convince people they aren’t racist. Life is weird!” In a later tweet, she called the spot “a love letter to the GOP’s white supremacist case.”
Republicans are running TV ads setting pictures of me on fire to convince people they aren’t racist.
Life is weird!
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) September 13, 2019
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