Omar Calls PAC Ad Warning of AOC’s Socialism ‘Horrifying’

Omar Calls PAC Ad Warning of AOC’s Socialism ‘Horrifying’

September 13, 2019

Rep. Ilhan Omar condemned a PAC ad as “horrifying” for featuring an image of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) burning away to expose the violent realities of socialism.

“This is horrifying to watch,” Omar tweeted. “When will the Republicans learn how to offer ideas and solutions without stroking fear and inciting violence? Enough is enough. They need to pull this garbage off the air and issue an apology to @AOC.”

The 30-second ad from the New Faces of the GOP is narrated by Elizabeth Heng, whose father narrowly escaped a socialist nightmare in Cambodia. “This is the face of socialism and ignorance. Does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez know the horror of socialism?” Heng asked. An image of Ocasio-Cortez burns away to show images of the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia.

“My father was minutes from death in Cambodia before a forced marriage saved his life. That’s socialism. Forced obedience. Starvation. Mine is a face of freedom. My skin is not white. I’m not outrageous, racist or socialist. I’m a Republican,” Heng said.

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