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.”

Attempts by media outlets to reach representatives for Sinclair by phone and by email were unsuccessful.

But they undoubtedly happily cashed the check.

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