Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez came under fire again on Sunday for her characterization of a Christian-themed ad that ran during Super Bowl LVII on Sunday.
In a Twitter post, the New York Democrat claimed the ad was just a front for “fascism,” which instantly drew criticism. “Something tells me Jesus would *not* spend millions of dollars on Super Bowl ads to make fascism look benign,” she wrote.
She was referencing the “He Gets Us” ad, which was sponsored, in large part, by the same family that owns the Hobby Lobby craft store franchise.
Fox News reported: “The multimillion-dollar campaign bought two ad spots on Super Bowl Sunday and divided viewers, some of whom said the ‘Jesus’ depicted in the ads was a worldly one. But Ocasio-Cortez took fault with the political bent of the ads, one of which showed scenes of protesters on the right and on the left fighting over issues like pandemic lockdowns.”
Both liberal and conservative social media users blasted ‘AOC’ for, as some said, suggesting Christianity and fascism are linked.
Former Auburn University football player Lee Ziemba noted with a crying laughing emoji: “Love your enemy equates to Fascism? You’re brilliant!