USAToday reports a Republican-affiliated PAC ran an ad during the Democratic presidential debate calling out “socialism” and asking if voters wanted progressive Democrats like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., to be the future of America.
The video is narrated by Elizabeth Heng, a former Republican congressional candidate in California, and was run by a PAC that aims to recruit more diverse Republican political candidates.
“This is the face of socialism,” Heng says, as a picture of Ocasio-Cortez burns and cuts away to scenes of the Cambodian genocide.
“That’s socialism,” she says of the authoritarian Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia.
“Mine is a face of freedom, my skin is not white, I’m not outrageous, racist, nor socialist. I’m a Republican,” she concludes.
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