A Cambodian-American whose anti-socialism ad triggered Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has hit back after the Democratic Socialist called it a “love letter to the GOP’s white supremacist case.”
Elizabeth Heng, founder of New Faces GOP, ran the 30-second ad during Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate. It begins with a picture of AOC which burns away to reveal images of the Cambodian genocide while Heng narrates.
Instead of addressing the merit of Heng’s ad, Ocastio-Cortez played the race card.
“Republicans are running TV ads setting pictures of me on fire to convince people they aren’t racist,” tweeted the freshman lawmaker, adding “Life is weird!”