Viewers of last night’s third Democratic debate in the Washington, DC area were treated to a lovely picture postcard courtesy of something called “New Faces GOP”.
The video, which you can see below, aired on Sinclair’s WJLA and shows a photograph of congresswoman Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez that begins to burn, followed by graphic photographs purported to be from the Cambodian genocide under the dictatorship of Pol Pot.
The narrator and co-creator of the PAC is Elizabeth Heng, a failed California Republican congressional candidate, who calls Ocasio-Cortez “the face of socialism, and ignorance,” and says “mine is a face of freedom, my skin is not white, I’m not outrageous, racist, nor socialist. I’m a Republican.”
The PAC’s stated aim is to recruit more diverse candidates for the Republican party.
Ocasio-Cortez begged to differ: “Know that this wasn’t an ad for young conservatives of color – that was the pretense,”Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “What you just watched was a love letter to the GOP’s white supremacist case.”
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