GOP PAC Runs Ad Featuring Burning Photo Of AOC During Dem Debate

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 27: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) listens to testimony by Michael Cohen, former attorney and fixer for President Donald Trump, before the House Oversight Committee on Capitol Hill Feb... WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 27: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) listens to testimony by Michael Cohen, former attorney and fixer for President Donald Trump, before the House Oversight Committee on Capitol Hill February 27, 2019 in Washington, DC. Last year Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to pay a $50,000 fine for tax evasion, making false statements to a financial institution, unlawful excessive campaign contributions and lying to Congress as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential elections. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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September 13, 2019 9:19 a.m.

During the first commercial break of ABC News’ Democratic presidential debate Thursday evening, at least one Sinclair ABC station in the Washington, D.C. area ran an advertisement that featured a photo of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) being set on fire.

The ad, which was produced by the New Faces GOP PAC, zooms in on a burning photo of Ocasio-Cortez before transitioning to scenes of skulls in a mass grave. It appears the ad is meant to compare Ocasio-Cortez’s Democratic socialist ideologies with horrors in the country of Cambodia. The ad then cut to Elizabeth Heng, who is the founder of the New Faces GOP PAC.

“My skin is not white, I’m not outrageous, racist, nor socialist. I’m a Republican,” Heng said.

Ocasio-Cortez responded on Twitter, which prompted a kick-back from Heng, who criticized the young congresswoman for “supporting an evil ideology.”

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