(KMJ) – This ad, which ran during Thursday night’s latest Democratic Presidential debate sparks comments and criticism across the Nation.
The ad was created by the Political Action Committee New Faces GOP. It was created in March by Elizabeth Heng. She unsuccessfully ran to unseat 16th Congressional District Democratic Representative Jim Costa in 2018. It features the image of Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, which then bursts into flames as it discusses the perils of Socialism.
On Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez writes of the ad: “Republicans are running TV ads setting pictures of me on fire to convince people they aren’t racist. — Life is weird!”
She followed that up by also tweeting: “Know that this wasn’t an ad for young conservatives of color – that was the pretense. What you just watched was a love letter to the GOP’s white supremacist case.”
Via Facebook, Fresno City Councilmember Miguel Arias called on all local leaders to publicly reject this add. He writes: “This is reckless and dangerous. It does nothing but fuel the hateful rhetoric that drives extremist to attack innocent people.”
This is the full ad released by New Faces GOP.