A controversial ad posted to social media with a picture of Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez on fire, aired at the end of Thursday’s Democrat debate. Elizabeth Heng, a Californian Republican Congresswoman, posted the video to her Twitter account late Thursday afternoon calling AOC “the face of socialism and ignorance.”
We have a choice: Will we let socialists like @AOC be the face of our future? Or will a new generation of conservatives step up & lead us? We’re launching New Faces GOP to help identify & support the next generation of GOP leaders. Learn more: https://t.co/UrarCUSAIl pic.twitter.com/LgwTrS8En6
— New Faces GOP (@NewFacesGOP) September 13, 2019
AOC’s response to the ad consisted of several posts on her social media claiming hysteria and racism by the GOP. Her posts also elicited support from fellow Democrat Congresswoman, Rashida Tlaib.
The video originates from a new Political Action Committee formed by Heng and features her in the video. Elizabeth Heng is the daughter of Cambodian immigrants, who grew up in Fresno, California. She is a graduate of Stanford University, a former Student Body President, and also has an MBA from Yale University. After college, she went to work for the U.S. Congress and is also a businesswoman.
According to her website New Faces of the GOP, their mission is to “Help elevate the next generation of Republicans so that we can not only survive as a party but expand beyond the boundaries we’ve set for ourselves. Identify the new faces of the GOP who will lead us into tomorrow.”
Please note: YouTube has since placed an age advisory on Heng’s video.