Progressive Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez clearly doesn’t get him.
The Bronx and Queens “Squad member” is under fire for claiming that Super Bowl ads meant to share Jesus Christ’s message of love and tolerance were trying to “make fascism look benign.”
Ocasio-Cortez went on the attack late Sunday night after two commercials aired with the tagline “He Gets Us.”
“Something tells me Jesus would not spend millions of dollars on Super Bowl ads to make fascism look benign,” AOC wrote on Twitter.
The first ad that aired Sunday night urged viewers to be more childlike and featured kids of different races embracing each other. The other showed images of violent confrontations before displaying text reading: “Jesus loved the people we hate.”
AOC was roasted by Twitter comments to her post. With many replies suggesting she was clueless on her comment.
The “He Gets Us” website says the campaign is “not ‘left’ or ‘right’ or a political organization of any kind. We’re also not affiliated with any particular church or denomination.
“We simply want everyone to understand the authentic Jesus as he’s depicted in the Bible — the Jesus of radical forgiveness, compassion, and love.”
However, the campaign’s funders include David Green, the co-founder of Hobby Lobby, which successfully argued before the Supreme Court that it had the right to deny contraceptive coverage to its employees on religious grounds.
Campaign spokesperson Jason Vanderground told CNN this past weekend the group wanted to air Super Bowl ads because the big game “fits with our target audience really well.”
“We’re trying to get the message across to people who are spiritually open, but skeptical,” he said.
“We think Jesus is a big deal and we want to make a big deal out of it. What better way to do that than to put him in the biggest cultural moment that we have the entire year?”
The campaign spent about $20 million to spread their message.