A super PAC run by a former Republican House candidate ran an ad during Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate in which a photograph of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) was burned.
The 30-second ad, from a Republican-affiliated PAC ‘New Faces GOP’ features its founder Elizabeth Heng ‘warning’ about liberal politicians who embrace socialism.
The ad was quickly condemned on social media, and drew a response from Ocasio-Cortez.
Many also criticized ABC for airing the ad.
Responding to an additional tweet by Ocasio-Cortez, Heng continued to add fuel to the controversy, attracting 1400 comments largely condemning her ad.