Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has come out swinging after a minor-league baseball team aired a Memorial Day tribute video grouping her with the likes of communist dictators and other “enemies of freedom.”
The freshman congresswoman reacted by saying such “hateful messages” provoke a “flood of death threats” against her and questioning “those who believe in ‘free speech.’”
I don’t even get to see all of them. Just the ones that have been flagged as particularly troubling.
It happens whenever Fox gets particularly aggressive + hateful, too. Young interns have to constantly hear hateful messages (far beyond disagreement) from ppl we don’t even rep.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) May 28, 2019
During a doubleheader Monday, the Fresno Grizzlies played a patriotic video that was set to the words of the late President Ronald Reagan’s 1981 inaugural address. Ocasio-Cortez’s image was displayed during a part where the president referred to “enemies of freedom,” along with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and deceased Cuban Communist leader Fidel Castro.