|Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez|
Minor league baseball team the Fresno Grizzlies have issued a public apology to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after an image of her was included in a Memorial Day video tribute.
The video, featuring a patriotic speech by Ronald Reagan, used a photo of AOC at the 3:06 mark as the voiceover addressed “the enemies of freedom.” AOC was included in a photo lineup with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un and Fidel Castro.
The Grizzlies front office tweeted it is “embarrassed and unconditionally apologize” to AOC for not vetting the video before it played.
The Grizzlies are the Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals.
We’re embarrassed we allowed this video to play without seeing it in its entirety first. We unconditionally apologize to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) in addition to our fans, community and those we hurt. It was a mistake and we will ensure that nothing like it ever happens again.
— Fresno Grizzlies (@FresnoGrizzlies) May 28, 2019