Ilhan Omar spoke about the controversial video that aired during the Democratic Debate on Thursday night. On Twitter, Friday morning, Omar wrote: “It's horrible to watch. When will Republicans learn to offer ideas and solutions without caressing fear and inciting violence? It is enough. They need to take this trash …
Ilhan Omar reviewed the controversial video aired during the Democratic Debate on Thursday night. On Twitter Friday morning, Omar wrote: "Here's a horrible look. When will Republicans look at solutions to provide concepts and alternatives without caressing unrest and inciting violence? Enough is enough. apologize to @AOC. ”
Omar's tweet used to follow a video showing AOC's face burning while talking about socialism in Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge. The announcement was often paid for by the Political Movement Committee (PAC), Unusual Faces GOP, led by California's battered Republican congressional candidate Elizabeth Heng. The video includes Heng stating: “Does Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez know the nuisance of socialism? My father used to be minutes away from the loss of life in Cambodia before a pressured marriage saved his lifestyle. This is socialism: forced obedience, hunger.
“Mine is a face of freedom. My skin is no longer white, I am no longer imperfect, racist or socialist. I am republican. "
Omar is no longer alone asking for the ad to be taken down. Starting Thursday night, the #BoycottABC hashtag was a trend on Twitter, as many customers felt that the community had a duty to refuse to run the ad. Ocasio-Cortez responded by Twitter's approach, stating: “Republicans are running TV ads setting fire to pictures of me to convince Americans they are not racist. Lifestyles are irregular! "
Heng responded to the AOC tweet with: “The @aoc answer is the Democratic Party's birthday party in a nutshell. They are more offended by true words than by the acts of their political ideology that have killed thousands upon thousands of innocent victims. I don't care about @AOC's feelings anymore – I care about interrupting your lies about the lies of socialism. "
Reactions on twitter varied, with some advocating Heng for free speech, and others joining Omar in his outrage at the AOC-focused attack.
Unusual York Train Senator Alessandra Biaggi tweeted: "This #verse essentially tolerates violence against American girls and this boss is incoherent. When you don't consume it, I hope your baseline will suffer from the transformation: #boycottabc and #BoycottDisney."
Andrew Surabian, Republican Party strategist and special assistant to President Donald Trump, defended the video by tweet: “A lady from Cambodia makes an announcement highlighting Cambodia's genocide / the horrors of socialism and @AOC has the audacity to call it 'racist?' As unlike responding to ad content, #BoycottABC is now trying to intimidate television networks by no longer running it. I wonder why this is?